Sim Hoffman has been working as a Medical Director at various medical groups around Los Angeles for nearly twenty years. The field of medical management is growing, with an increased need for medical management in hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, and other organizations. These types of positions require more than attendance at a medical school, they require specific training to be successful. Here are the steps you need to take to enter into the field of medical management.
1.You need to become a board-certified physician in order to be able to gain the respect of the physicians you manage.
2.Gain the practical knowledge, you need to become a clinician by practicing medicine for three to five years. You don’t need to practice full time, but you do need to have experience dealing with patients, insurance companies, and government regulations.
3.Serve on task forces and committees to gain experience performing management tasks.
4.Take management courses and participate in seminars. This will teach you the basics of management.
5.Improve your communication and listening skills.
6.Get to know people at the hospital and various medical associations. Networking can give you your best chance of landing a job as a Medical Director.
Experienced and competent Medical Directors are in high demand. Whether you are a practicing physician or resident thinking about starting your career as a Medical Director, these easy steps can get you started on the right path. Sim Hoffman is the Managing Director at Advanced Professional Imaging Medical Group in Buena Park, California.