This is the first installment of what will be (hopefully) regular updates regarding alternative careers that you can do with an M.D.
This particular career is through employment with Merck.
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A question I get a lot is “what can you do with an M.D. besides practice medicine?” In an effort to answer this question, I decided to launch a little segment I like to call Alternative M.D. Careers.
What we’ll be doing is taking a closer look at a real job, that’s available now, and that you can do with an M.D. Sure, there might be other qualifications that you don’t have, or some type of experience required that’s not that common with graduates fresh out of medical school. But, the idea is to get the creative juices flowing and at least start you down a path where you can perhaps discover that perfect job if you’re not planning on staying in medicine.
Basically, I’ll just take a job posting that I find at various hiring boards and post that information here. I’ll then briefly dissect the qualifications and see if there’s anything that you guys can do with it.
I’ve got the first segment nearly complete. It should be up within the next day or so.
Havidol is a new drug that has just been released to treat Dysphoric Social Attention Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder (DSACDAD). Well, that’s what many people thought when visiting the exhibit at the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York.
“People have walked into the gallery and thought it was real. They didn’t get the fact that this was a parody or satire.”
As most of you reading this know, there is no such thing as DSACDAD, and you can’t really “have it all” with Havidol. The parody is in response to the marketing strategies used by the pharmaceutical industry to sell their products to the public.
Why is pharmaceutical marketing bad? In my opinion, it’s not.
Do gunners who constantly go above and beyond tend to get under your skin? Do you frequently wonder if your fellow students do anything but study? If one of your goals is to enjoy life while still doing well in medical school, here are five ways to make your medical school experience a bit more enjoyable.
Sound crazy? It is. A pediatrician has refused to treat a patient because the patient’s mother has tattoos. In fact, Dr. Gary Merrill has the following sign in his office:
â€œThis is a private office. Appearance and behavior standards apply.â€
This means that patients cannot have body piercings, tattoos, and many other strict requirements. And, guess what guys? The AMA reserves the right that Dr. Merrill can do what he wishes in his private office – and can refuse treatment in non life-threatening situations.
Chalk a win up for private physicians that are running businesses. Just like McDonald’s can refuse service if you’re without shirt and shoes, Dr. Merrill is making his own rules of what can and cannot occur inside his business. I think this is a good thing.
Tasha Childress’ response after Dr. Merrill refused to treat her daughter’s ear infection?
I felt totally discriminated against, like I wasnâ€™t good enough to talk to, Tasha Childress said, like he didnâ€™t have to give me any reason for not wanting to see my daughter because I have tattoos and piercings.
You would think that this guy was the only pediatrician in town. If patients aren’t happy with the services rendered, simply go see another doc.
via: [KGET News]