Welcome to the Physicians Helping Physicians Celebration and Networking Meeting.
I’ve been coaching for over 10 years and I have only met a fraction of the people I’ve worked with. Most, if not all our work has been via phone or Skype. This is true for those I’ve worked with on all levels – clients and colleagues. For those of you I haven’t yet worked with, this is an opportunity to get your non-clinical career or side-gig started – or grow it.
On April 6 – 7th, 2019, I’m having a meeting/conference to celebrate you, meet you, and to talk about non-clinical careers and side gigs. I’m springing for food and drinks (over $10k!) and have negotiated a block of discount hotel rooms with an airport shuttle in Austin, Texas.
The best part? The registration fee is up to you! Yep, I’m keeping with the non-traditional theme. I only ask that you consider a donation of $200 – $500 to help with the costs. IF there is money left over, it will go towards next year’s celebration to make it even bigger and better!
Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix. Austin’s embrace of alternative cultures is commonly emblazoned about town on T-Shirts and bumper stickers that read “Keep Austin Weird.” Austin is also marketed as the “Live Music Capital of the World” due to the large number of venues and “Silicon Hills” reflecting the many technology companies. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas. It is also the fastest growing large city in the United States, the second most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona, and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States.
The PHP Conference will be April 6 – 7, 2019 and hosted at the Hilton airport location.
The Hilton is located 1 mile from the airport. There is a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and back.
In keeping with the theme of non-traditional careers, this will be a non-traditional meeting. I’ve already had 15 people who have successfully transitioned to a non-clinical career commit to coming to help monitor you.
In addition to the speakers, there will be other breakout sessions, workshops, networking, and plenty of other fun! I will personally guarantee you an updated resume, elevator pitch, and action plan. I’m hoping for media training, expert witness training and companies with actual jobs who will be available to talk with you.
Sponsors will be announced in January, 2019!
8:00-8:30: Breakfast (provided). Networking.
8:30-9:00: Welcome & Introduction of the meeting. Michelle Mudge-Riley, DO, MHA, RDN will share the five stages physicians go through when considering a non-clinical career or side hustle.
9:00-9:45: Panel of those who transitioned to non-clinical careers so attendees can get a better idea about what options exist and who is there to help mentor/coach. Both full and part time job options will be discussed, as well as options for side hustles. Confirmed panel members include (their specialties range from Surgery to Internal Medicine to Pediatrics to Family Medicine to Radiology and more):
- -Brian Young, MD, MBA and Christopher Leonard, MD to talk about health informatics
- -Jim Kopp, MD to talk about expert witness and IMEs, as side hustles and full time transitions
- -Jay Dave, MD and Swati Shah, MD to talk about Doctors without Borders, locums, pharma and MSL, including options for those who have not done a residency
- -Dara Lifshutz, MD to talk about side hustles, acting as a side hustle and locums
- -John Jurica, MD and Jesse Lopez, MD to talk about podcasting, entrepreneurship, starting and growing your side hustle and health administration
- -Rich Berning, MD to talk about medical director work at insurance companies
- -Lynne Lerardi-Curto, MD to talk about utilization review work as a contractor and as a full time opportunity
- -Suzanne Rogers, DO to talk about teaching at a medical school (and making six figures teaching)
- -Thomas Miller, MD, to talk about locums and balancing work/life with a dual physician family where both spouses work
- -Megan Haldy, DO to talk about public health and her part time transition
- -Brandon May, DO to talk about Life Insurance as a full time Medical Director
- -Jon Larson, MD to talk about starting a company and growing a side hustle, raising capital, and what to consider with growing and scaling your business
9:45-10:15: Session – the difficulties in transitioning to a non-clinical career. The panel members will stay and talk about about their own experiences, as well as overcoming the challenges.
10:30-11:15: Session – how to get started and how to best utilize this conference, including sessions with the 25-year TV anchor media coach, sessions with an attorney to help you with legal documents to create your business or free reviews of your contract so you can better understand how to incorporate a side hustle, one-on-one time with the utilization review companies and start up companies that are hiring for contracting work, part time and possibly full time work and coaching/mentoring availability of those who have already transitioned.
11:15-noon: Opportunity to sign up to meet with mentors, coaches, media coach, companies with job opportunities.
Noon-1 PM: Lunch (provided). Networking.
1:00-5:00: Breakout sessions (must sign up ahead of time so we can plan appropriately for the correct number of attendees as these will be small group workshops where you will actually DO things like create your resume, cover letter, elevator pitch, etc). Each breakout will last 30-45 minutes so you can attend 4-5 each. Options include:
- Resume – creating it, updating it. Includes cover letters.
- How to talk about your non-clinical transition (and better understand it yourself).
- How to make the right choice in a job when you have several options.
- What’s the best fit for your next career? Part time? Locums? Full time?
- Contracting/consulting work as a side hustle? How to find it and do it.
- Elevator pitch – creating it.
- Networking for results.
- HOW to get into the low hanging fruit jobs – chart review, IME’s, expert witness, etc.
- Practicing your networking and elevator pitch – in a speed session.
- Interviewing 101 – from the phone interview to behavior interviewing.
- Practicing interviewing.
- Pitching your start-up idea for investment.
- Social media profiles and use of each platform.
- Budgeting for your transition – time and money.
- Negotiation strategies.
- Starting a business – forming your LLC, legal documents needed, government contracting, what to think about for the next 1-2 years.
- How to make money with an online presence.
- Your choice of an option that is not listed here – write this in when registering. We can’t guarantee it, but will try to include it!
5:30-7:00: Reception for all and networking.
8:30-9:00: Breakfast, networking/mentoring
9:00-9:30: Session – Check in. How is everyone doing? What’s missing? What would you still like to do that you haven’t had a chance to do yet at the conference?
9:30-9:45: Sign up or meet with mentors, media coach, attorneys, companies.
10:00-noon: Breakout sessions continued (you are able to attend any you didn’t get a chance to attend the day before. You can also choose to take advantage of getting mentoring or coaching help or talking with companies that are there about jobs.
Noon-3:00 PM: Lunch and networking. The afternoon will be time for you to continue meeting people, getting mentoring and coaching or talking with companies. You can also leave to return home anytime. Some have already committed to staying for the afternoon to help coach/mentor if you need/want it.