I am a practicing emergency medicine doc trying to leave the field of medicine. Though I could list all the reasons, I feel for now it is sufficient to say I have invested significant time into reaching this decision and am quite confident in it. With that said, I don't know how to get out! Long term, I do not know what I will pursue (and am not concerned yet - one step at a time).
The best I am able to conclude, consulting would be the way to go at this point (and I have a lot of interest in it). I went to a mid-tier med school, did well there (top 25%), completed my residency and am board certified in emergency medicine.
Been practicing about 2 years now. I am in the DC area. It seems impossible to find networking opportunities or meet people who have left medicine (because, I swear, once gone, they never come back). What steps can I take to get out? Cold calls/emails get me nowhere. I know it can be done, but I don't know how. Does anyone have recommendations?
Are there other entry level fields to consider? I am reluctant to pursue an MBA without a more definite long term career direction, but is this the best next step? I feel like the most important thing I can do is network and meet the right people, but I do not know where to find them or how.
Any help, connections, direction...whatever - would be immeasurably appreciated. I need to get out of clinical medicine.