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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Dec 4, 2018

This week, John interviews Dr. Heidi Moawad, writer, book author and creator of the website.

She's is a neurologist and adjunct professor at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She's worked in many facets of medicine, including clinical practice, healthcare utilization, medical writing, telemedicine, payment policy and undergraduate and medical education.

She's the author of the book "Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine", and she's the host of a website that's devoted to non-clinical careers. She wrote the book and created the website to help doctors who are looking for instructions and information about the universe of healthcare jobs, entrepreneurial paths, and nonclinical work.

The book provides detailed step-by-step instructions for doctors who are looking for information about nonclinical careers.

Here are some of the highlights of our conversation:

  • How Heidi handled her career transition, and what she learned along the way;
  • What inspired her to tanslate the lessons she learned into a book;
  • The process she followed to ger her book published;
  • Ways to gain freelance writing experience as a physician;
  • The resources Heidi has posted to her website; and,
  • Her advice to doctors looking to make a career change.

She gave us a fascinating insight into the world of publishing, as well as lots of encouragement regarding publishing a book.

She also left us with some key advice on interviewing for a new job: don’t show up without doing your research. Get to know the industry you’re looking at before you apply, and show up armed with plenty of background knowledge and educated questions to ask.

You can download a transcript and find links to important resources at