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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Aug 25, 2020

In this week's PNC Podcast episode, Dr. Heather Fork describes why your resume is so important and how to optimize it.

Heather completed her medical degree at the University of Texas and her residency in dermatology at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Program. And she is a Master Certified Coach through the Coaches Training Institute.

Right out of residency Heather started a dermatology practice. But the shoe didn't quite fit. Heather decided to pursue training as a coach long before it was a popular thing to do. Her clients were mostly physicians.

She founded The Doctor's Crossing in 2010. And she has been helping physicians find careers that bring them more joy and fulfillment ever since. Along the way, she has become an expert in converting your CV into a resume.

In addition to crafting a well-written resume, it's beneficial to find someone inside the company to send it to. It could be the recruiter themself, or a physician already working at the company. Then the physician can put in a good word, and make it more likely for your resume to be read and acted on.

Finally, if you're early in your career, you may need other experiences to fill in gaps in your skills. A simple way to do that is to take courses through a community college or professional society. This will demonstrate your commitment and bolster skills that can be applied in that new job.

For links to resources mentioned during our interview, go to

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