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On My Non-Linear … and Sometimes Concurrent Career Path

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA CMP™


As Medical Executive-Post readers know, I am a big believer in career and change management; evolution if you will. As an entrepreneurial doctor, writer, publisher, speaker, financial advisor, economist, management consultant and business owner, with a non-linear career spanning more than 30 years, I’m acutely aware that to thrive, I must evolve.

Evolution not Revolution

Most of our readers know my career story, but you probably don’t know that even now, my career continues to evolve. For example, I recently accepted a position on the Physician Nexus Medical Advisory Board http://physiciannexus.com/page/nexus-board-of-advisors

THINK: Evolution; not revolution.

Am I Un-Happy?

Why did I embark on this project? Am I giving up my day job at this ME-P? Am I moving on from my business? These are questions I’ve been asked, and I’ve given them all some thought. The nature of these questions signifies a fundamental assumption that, to be considered stable and sane, we must remained attached to “one occupation”, and that if anything changes in that equation, we are surely about to make a move because we are unhappy www.BusinessofMedicalPractice.com

Not so!

Last Gen Parents – Next Gen Son

Don’t believe m? Just ask me about the time I told my last-generation dad and mom I was going to business school, after medical school www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org then promptly started an online educational and testing firm for doctors, financial advisors, CPAs and stock brokers. Or; when I sold my ambulatory surgery center – and later still – my private practice, etc! Can you say ballistic?

I added this new patch work to my career quilt because I accepted an opportunity – a chance to do things that I truly love; have engaging clients, speak and write about it. But, don’t worry about me! I’ve got the support of my next-generation wife.

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And, as we at the www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com continue to consult with medical practices to improve their operational results … or with doctors for their financial planning needs, I’m always keeping my eyes open for the next opportunity that catches my fancy.

A Kindred Spirit

Like my colleague Philippa Kennearly MD MPH, over at the Entrepreneurial MD http://www.entrepreneurialmd.com I’m here to argue that the contemporary career of an entrepreneurial physician can and perhaps should be a non-linear projection; it can contain clinical practice AND an Internet business AND writing books AND taking on clients AND seminar speaking and consulting projects AND being part of a family and community.

Just recall, Bill Gates of Microsoft said that most contemporary knowledge workers will follow a career path that changes every seven [7] years. But, I don’t know if he meant doctors, as well?


Doesn’t that sound more exhilarating to you than feeling stuck in one gear? Isn’t it time to shift that gear from either … or  to and … and, as Philippa is prone to say?


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2 Responses

  1. A message to all members of Physician Nexus

    Dear Members,

    We have an exciting surprise in store for you. It is something that we have been working on diligently for a while now.

    The big news will be announced next week.

    So what is it? Well, I’ll give you a hint. It relates to the amount of information overload that we are all experiencing.

    Yuri Milner (a successful businessman) has articulated this problem eloquently. Here is an excerpt from his presentation to the Yalta Annual Meeting in September 2011:

    “I would like to bring your attention to one really unprecedented and not very well appreciated fact: how much information is actually being created. If you add all information that was generated by the mankind for the last 30,000 years beginning with the first drawings on the walls of the caves until year 2003, equal amount of information was created last year for only two days. It took two days to create equal amount of information to the one that was created by all people that ever lived from the dawn of civilization until 2003. And moreover the same amount of information will be generated in ten years from now only within one hour.”


    Omar Baig
    Physician Nexus Team
    2530 Berryessa Road
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 802-5267


  2. A good attitude is necessary when transitioning away from medicine

    Do you feel like you have nothing to show for the efforts you’ve put into your medical career change?

    It’s easy to feel frustrated and lose motivation when nothing seems to be coming from all the work you put into things like LinkedIn, calling recruiters, revising your resume or networking.

    There are two possible reasons why things might not be working for you. Maybe you are doing the right things but you lack a solid strategy. Or, perhaps you are doing everything right – but your attitude isn’t right.


    An essay by colleague Michelle Mudge-Riley, DO.

    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA, CMP™
    [Founder and CEO]


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