Physician to Consulting Career Roadmap
Hi all. Would appreciate some guidance here.
I am a doctor wanting to switch to strategy consulting (MBB in London/Boston/NYC/Greater China ideal) and eventually specialize in healthcare systems and services. Long term goal is to join a healthcare VC/PE practice in the Asia Pacific.
I am based in the UK and was an international student here. Currently first year post-M.D. (non MBB target school) in a top residency program, leading tertiary/academic centre.
I am currently applying to MBA and MiM programs (Fall 2020 matriculation), and am wondering if my career roadmap plan is reasonably well thought out? I will have 1 year of work experience upon matriculation if accepted to either program. This will really help my interviews!
I have a couple of options in mind:
1. 1 year UK clinical work experience -> MBA (2-Year, US Top 10 School) -> Post-MBA Level at MBB in NY/Boston/SF (preference) or London or China/HK. -> Lateralise to MBB Asia Pacific -> Exit
2. 1 year UK clinical work experience -> MiM (1-Year, LBS) -> Analyst/Junior Associate Level at MBB in London/China/HK -> Lateralise to MBB Asia Pacific -> Exit
3. 1 year UK clinical work experience -> Continue with clinical experience -> MPH -> enter MBB as experienced hire -> Lateralise to MBB Asia Pacific -> Exit
1. Which, if any, of the above sounds like the most advisable career pathway plan?
2. Do you have any other recommendations?
3. Is my long term exit strategy a sound one? What kind of experience (e.g. M&A? Reform?) or skills (e.g. Financial modelling etc.) would I need to amass as a management consultant to successfully exit into a PE/VC role?
I am rather unfamiliar with this territory as a medical nerd so please excuse any silly sounding questions. Open to all recommendations and pointers!