To become an effective executive, physicians have to learn to be team players and be prepared for the possibility that they may not always be the boss, said career counselor Barbara Linney. “They need to be able to be flexible and move back and forth between knowing when it’s time to be the lead position and when it’s not,” said Linney.
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For doctors considering a career switch because they’ve had enough of “middle-of-the-night calls,” Linney explained that the lack of late-night calls doesn’t mean the physician executive has an easier job. “It’s very demanding,” she said.
And the competition is steep. Candidates seeking executive positions sometimes appear before countless search committees before they make it through the selection process. “Just because you want to do it doesn’t mean you get to do it. It’s not easy to get these jobs,” said Linney.| | | Next → | Single Page