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. UPDATE. As of 2/20, the hotel room block is SOLD OUT. Please book your room at the Hilton (there are still rooms available) but the discounted room block is no longer available.
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 mentor you.
Confirmed Speakers: Click HERE to download the updated speaker bios and workshop descriptions as of 3/1/19.
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. You will have the opportunity for media training, expert witness training and mentorship. Some mentors will know about actual jobs and be available to talk with you.
Sponsors include KIND Bars and Siggi’s Dairy
UPDATE (as of 2/27/19): A detailed description of specific speakers, their bios, pictures, and a description of their workshops can be downloaded HERE
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.
9:00-9:15: Panel of the Founding Members, most of whom have 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, DO 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 John Jurica, MD to talk about hospital administration, pharma and MSL, including options for those who have not done a residency.
- -Dara Lifschutz, 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.
- -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.
- -Christopher Leonard, DO to talk about Informatics.
- -Jesse Lopez, MD to talk about podcasting and growing a side hustle, including negotiating with your employer about your side hustle.
9:15-10:00: Founding Members will introduce themselves and discuss a few of the difficulties in transitioning to a non-clinical career, and how they have succeeded. The panel members will talk about about their own experiences, as well as overcoming the challenges.
10:10-11:00: Discussion with Panel. Why would physicians want to transition? What are the issues? What do you like about your transition? What are the difficulties? Do you miss practicing medicine? Did you go back to school?
11:00-11:45: Opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panel and for the panel to give advice to attendees. Learn how to get the most out of this conference.
Noon-1 PM: Lunch (provided). Networking.
1:00-5:00: Workshops. 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. Click HERE to download the speakers and workshops.
5:30-6:30: Reception for all and networking.
8:00-8:30: Breakfast (provided), networking/mentoring
8:30-12:30: Workshops continue. Click HERE to see the list of speakers and workshops. You can also choose to take advantage of getting mentoring or coaching help, get your resume done, get help with interviewing or any question answered that you haven’t yet had answered!
1:00-3:00 PM: The conference is officially over at 1:00 BUT the afternoon will be time for you to continue meeting people, getting mentoring and coaching or talking with others. You can also leave to return home anytime after 12:30. Some physician mentors and coaches have already committed to staying for the afternoon to help coach/mentor if you need/want it.