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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Linda Ho worked as a medical science liaison in hematology -oncology. She’s worked at AbbVie, where she served as Team Lead, and at Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals and Bayer. She is a seasoned healthcare professional with a diverse background that includes industry experience, direct patient care, and pathology. Linda earned her BA from Case Western Reserve University and her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. She trained in pathology at Northwestern and Case Western Reserve University.

You must listen to the entire interview. We start out speaking about Linda’ transition from her clinical career to her career as a medical science liaison. She describes why she likes the job, and also gets into some of the challenges.

And towards the end of our conversation, Linda mentions several very important principles to keep in mind when considering a pivot to any nonclinical career.

Here are some of topics she touched on:

  • The importance of networking in her initial job search, and again when looking for subsequent jobs,
  • What she wished she had done in residency that could have helped her,
  • Why she recommends that you use a professional resume writer,
  • An association that she found extremely helpful called the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association,
  • Her recommendation of the book The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster by Steve Dalton,
  • Her thoughts on the travel required for a job as an MSL, and
  • Why you should forget about online job applications

You can connect with Linda on LinkedIn – just search for Linda Ho, MD.

Show notes and a transcript can be found at