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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Dan Field explains how he went from retirement to ardent CMO in this week's interview.

Dr. Dan Field is the chief medical officer for MDstaffers, recently ranked the 49th fastest-growing company in the United States. There, he oversees all clinical staff operations and quality assurance. He also oversees the Medical Expert staffing component.

Dan is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practiced for more than 30 years. He serves the California Medical Board as an expert reviewer and consultant.

He is an expert witness for cases involving personal injury, criminal law, standard of care, and malpractice, and is a featured speaker, panelist, media physician, and talk show guest.

Dr. Field received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, followed by an internship at Highland Hospital in Oakland. He then completed his EM residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

I advise you to listen closely as Dan talks about how he pursued interests that satisfied his need for autonomy, variety, accomplishment, and reward. And he notes that humans are not made to BE happy but to PURSUE happiness.

Then he provides practical advice about stacking new skills to prepare for your next career. A pertinent example he provides is to work as a state medical board reviewer to gain experience before embarking on a medical expert consulting side business.

We cover two important topics today: preparing for the transition from retirement from medicine to your next career, and how to prepare to do medical expert consulting. Using a company such as MDstaffers to help you learn necessary skills and find your first clients is one way to accelerate the process of growing that side job.

I have no financial relationship with the company, but I think exploring MDstaffers at is a good place to look for locums jobs and medical expert witness consulting engagements. And from what Dan sees, he or one of his colleagues can help you to prepare to get started.

As always, you’ll find all of the links for today’s show in the show notes

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