Having a medical degree does not limit
you to working solely as a clinician. Some doctors combine their
clinical practice with other areas of interest, such as information
technology, and others work almost entirely in non-clinical areas.
Below are several case studies of doctors who have chosen different
career pathways within the health sector or related areas.
Medical Advisor, Service Integration & Improvement,
Auckland District Health Board
It was "an 'idealistic' decision - the
system was broken, and I could be more useful working to make it
Clinical consultant and Product Manager, Orion
are only a handful of people in the country that do [what I do]. I
Clinical Director/Innovation at ProCare and General
IT will change the rules of medicine...
Clinical Fellow in Performance Improvement at the
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
As I was exposed to more leadership and medical management, I
thought, yes, I am interested in clinical medicine, but I am more
passionate about how organisations work, and in providing the
environment in which people are inspired to do their best work...
Barrister specialising in health
I started to think 'I can't see myself doing this for the next 40
Nautilus Health (a company he formed in 2008)
People thought I was mad. Now people understand more about the role
of IT in health services delivery...
Doctoral Programme in Public Health at Oxford University
I was able to see the power and potential of medical skills
training. What else could I do with
this? What would give me more satisfaction?...