Leaving the medical profession - whether through retirement, a planned career change or one dictated by circumstances - can be a difficult transition. Many practitioners experience opposition from others or from within themselves. They may be daunted by questions or worries on what to do next, or find their previous expertise and professional status hard to leave behind. This book, written by an experienced former medical professional and life coach, helps and motivates doctors facing or contemplating leaving the profession to understand their position and needs, and to clarify their goals. It offers simple but comprehensive strategies, resources and reflections to explore where they are, where they want to be, how to get there, and how to lead a content and fulfilling life if and when they do leave medicine. Mandatory reading for anyone with career misgivings or doubts, or in a position forced or chosen where it is time for clinical practice to take a back seat. Those who are nearing or considering retirement will also find Susan's comprehensive perspectives on ceasing clinical practice invaluable.A" Sonia Hutton-Taylor in her Foreword
Retired medical practitioner, Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Writer
Introduction. Not the end of the road. Stay or leave? Six key strategies for a satisfying life after medicine. Options and opportunities. Seven vital steps. Reflections on life after medicine and retirement. Time for a fresh start? A balanced life. Facing change. Secrets of change. Failing to have a fulfilling life after medicine. A successful life after medicine. Resources. Medicine: a job for life? Finally...