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What past participants have to say:
Roberto Montenegro, M.D., Ph.D
Founder, Montenegro & Associates Behavioral Health
Doctoring Differently coaching opened my eyes to the world beyond full-time clinical medicine. Dr. Lawrence-Reid supported my desire to depart from the outdated career expectations central to academic medicine. She helped me avoid the pitfalls of self-doubt and insecurity that often limit us as Physicians attempting to embark on new ventures. Bringing this approach to my work as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, I began this new chapter of my professional journey with a higher salary and fewer hours, all while putting myself and my family first.
Andrea Austin, M.D.
Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Naomi Lawrence-Reid helped me discover my values and priorities. She empowered me to realize my full potential and reach for opportunities that fulfilled both my professional and personal goals. Now, I have better hours, more autonomy, and higher pay. I am more optimistic about my future than ever before. I also have more energy and creativity to devote to the advocacy work that really provides joy to my life. As my parents are aging, I also have the flexibility to be able to go home more often and be available to my family.
Connie Orem Gomez, M.D.
“Dr. Naomi Lawrence-Reid helped me realize my potential and gave me the courage I needed to reclaim my agency and put myself and my family first. This seemed like an impossible dream after being stuck in the same unsatisfying job for over a decade. After increasing responsibilities were added to my workload without appropriate compensation, my burnout became nearly unbearable. In taking the Doctoring Differently course, I learned everything I needed to pivot out of full-time clinical medicine. I am now free to work on my schedule and do what I really enjoy. I never thought it would be possible, but I have become my own boss and I am the only one in charge of me. I cannot thank Dr. Naomi enough for giving me my life back. In my first month away from full-time clinical medicine, I made over $50,000-- twice my previous monthly salary. If you are a Doctor feeling like there is no way out, I was there. Take the Doctoring Differently course. It will change your life for the better.”
Lara Jones, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care
“I feel extremely fortunate to have found Dr. Naomi Lawrence-Reid and whole-heartedly recommend her course without any reservation whatsoever to any physician who wants to get more out of their career. Dr. Naomi gave me the practical knowledge, support, and resources I needed to recalibrate my professional goals to serve me and my family when our personal needs changed. She exposed me to the breadth of possibilities that exist outside of the ‘traditional’ path of medicine, and instilled me with the confidence I needed to explore my options and allow myself to cultivate the life I’ve worked so hard for. Her energy is palpable, and her course goes beyond coaching – the materials are immediately implementable and full of practical ways to make changes now. I am already pursuing several opportunities that will give me the financial freedom and autonomy that I need. I am excited and finally optimistic about my future as I start this next chapter of my career.”
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We Physicians are not given permission to try new career paths or explore the creative aspects of our personalities. We are trained that there is one way to be a Doctor—the full-time clinical, research, or academic way. We are here to tell you that there are no rules. You are allowed to explore the full scope of opportunities that your medical degree and license will allow. Doctoring Differently was created to teach you about the vast world of opportunities that are available to Physicians from all specialties. You have permission to create the career that you deserve and Doctoring Differently can help you get there.
You are not. Quitting is not failing. Quitting is bravery and boundaries in action.
You likely will not need your own malpractice policy to start, but you may eventually need to carry your own insurance if you decide to pursue aesthetics or another independent venture. The Doctoring Differently Course will show you what type of policies you may need and cost-effective strategies on how to obtain them.
Yes! It is possible to obtain health and retirement benefits independently of a full-time employer. Doctoring Differently course will teach you about your options in securing these benefits. Join us to learn more!
In the first Doctoring Differently lesson, you will learn to set a minimum goal income now so that you are able to transition out of full-time clinical medicine while continuing to make loan payments and afford your living expenses. The opportunities presented in the Doctoring Differently course have tremendously high earning potential and some of the opportunities presented (e.g. Pharmaceuticals) do offer loan repayment options.
Yes. All Physicians can Doctor Differently.
When Dr. Naomi began Doctoring Differently, she often reminded myself “You were a Doctor before you were a pediatrician”. Our hard-earned critical thinking skills often transcend our individual specialties. We have been conditioned that clinical medicine is our only career option when, as Physicians, we have the single most valuable degrees and skillsets in the world. Those skills are transferable across many disciplines and types of work.
Many of the lessons taught in the Doctoring Differently course are applicable to Physicians around the world. You are welcome to join Doctoring Differently course.
If you have completed Step 3 of the USMLE and hold an unrestricted U.S. Medical license, you can Doctor Differently. Join us!
If you have obtained an unrestricted U.S. state medical license after passing USMLE Step 3 (usually completed in residency), you are free to explore both the clinical and non-clinical opportunities that are taught in the Doctoring Differently course with very few restrictions around board passage. Join us! Most specialties now require successful board exam passage within seven (7) years of residency completion to maintain board eligibility and the ability to practice clinical medicine within your specialty.
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