Nonclinical Career Academy MemberClub

Where You Can Find Your First Nonclinical Job Even if You Don’t Know Where to Start

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I remember stepping into my dream job as a family physician. It was the culmination of 11 years of hard work.

I was ready to save the world.

At first, I really enjoyed taking care of my patients. But over time, the work became tedious and unrewarding. The patients were entitled and unwilling to follow my instructions. The insurance companies demanded more and more paperwork. And one of my patients sued me for malpractice, even while his wife and other family members continued to come to me for care!

I was burned out from working 60 to 70 hours per week, carrying my pager 24/7, getting up at all hours and rarely being able to take any time off.

I always thought that once residency was over, I’d be able to slow down, spend time with my family, and move into a more normal life. As the years rolled by, I was only becoming busier and less fulfilled as my income plateaued and began to decline.

Something clearly needed to change!

I tried different part-time clinical activities that I thought might bring more satisfaction. Doing more nursing home care didn’t help. The staffing was always horrendous; there was no exam room to evaluate patients in; and the medical problems were unsolvable.

The family planning clinic met a definite community need, but the pay was terrible.

I started to dabble in occupational medicine, but it was mostly workers compensation care. I felt trapped between the malingering employees and the employers who always wanted me to avoid documenting an OSHA-reportable event unless the patient had actually lost a digit or broken a bone.

There did not seem to be a clinical aspect of family medicine that played to my strengths and brought me joy at the same time.

I spoke to colleagues who felt the same way. Some moved to a new practice, or tried starting their own. But these problems just came roaring back.

Then I found the solution.

I stumbled upon a job that brought little or no on-call duties, yet challenged me intellectually. Working this job brought me pride and fulfillment in a normal 40- to 50-hour work week. There was no risk of medical liability, the income was better than before, and I was able to take all six weeks of my annual vacation time.

It was a Nonclinical Career. I discovered that there is a whole world of job options that bring the above benefits, but do NOT require caring for individual patients. If no patients, then no call duties, no medical liability, and no insurance paperwork to do!

Imagine a job that brings you joy, places you in your zone of genius, and actually becomes your purpose in life; a job that you wake up and look forward to each day; a job with the flexibility to go to your kid’s ball game and enjoy your hobbies again.

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That’s why I started the Nonclinical Career Academy Membership Program - now called the NCA MemberClub.

The Academy started as individual courses designed to help physicians overcome self-limiting beliefs, learn about nonclinical careers to consider, and select one to pursue. Along the way I developed specific courses designed to foster optimism and confidence, to find mentors and professional associations to join; and courses on specific nonclinical jobs such as hospital management and pharma positions.

And instead of selling individual courses, I created the NCA as a membership program that allows you to:

  1. access lessons at your convenience to learn the skills needed to pursue a nonclinical job,
  2. complete courses that go deep into specific popular careers, such as medical science liaison and hospital management,
  3. request new content as your knowledge increases,
  4. interact with other members through the comment sections of each course,
  5. download checklists and templates to enhance your progress.

A Growing Resource

New courses are added on a regular basis, based on your feedback, and older courses are updated with new downloads and audio files featuring interviews and tutorials.

I know that each of you is different and might not be interested in the first nonclinical job you encounter. You may start by thinking that you would enjoy the flexibility of freelance medical writing, but later determine that without more structure, you are not self-disciplined enough for the job.

The NCA allows you to start with one career and switch to another, all at your own pace. Using the membership approach, you can work at your own pace. And as new courses are added, you’re free to access those until your career search is over.

By working through the content that is right for you, you will move consistently toward the career that you will love. You’ll be able to:

  • overcome burnout,
  • find more joy and balance in your life,
  • spend more time with your family,
  • avoid the emotional trauma of a frivolous lawsuit,
  • enjoy your hobbies,
  • help patients or colleagues in new and exciting ways,
  • feel the satisfaction of building a career on your medical knowledge and training.

The NCA currently includes courses addressing the following topics:

  • 2 Courses on Mental Preparation and Mindset
  • 3 Courses Addressing Your Resume, and Hospital Salaries
  • 7 Introductory Courses About Jobs in Pharma, Medical Writing, Remote Jobs, Hospital Management and other fields, including jobs for those WITHOUT residency training
  • 5 Courses Aimed at Procuring a Hospital Management Job
  • A Complete 6-Lecture Course on Starting Your Medical Science Liaison Career
  • A Locum Tenens Masterclass with Dr. Andrew Wilner, Author of The Locum Life
  • A Freelance Consulting Masterclass with Dr. Mike Woo-Ming, Author of The Positioned Physician

You’ll also be able to ask me questions via the COMMENTS on any presentation.

Bonuses Included with Purchase of Lifetime Membership

To make your career pivot as swift and smooth as possible, I’m including two 30-minute strategy sessions to optimize your time in the MemberClub (to be used during your 1st 3 months of membership).

And I'll review your resumé one time while you're a member if you want my feedback.


Your Instructor

John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE

Family physician, medical director, hospital CMO, entrepreneur, speaker and host of Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast, John has interviewed and collaborated with physicians in dozens of nonclinical careers and side-gigs.

He mentors physicians who wish to pursue careers that enable them work in their "Zone of Genius."

John has spent years interviewing physician coaches and doctors who have successfully transitioned to fulfilling unconventional careers - both nonclinical and nontraditional clinical careers.

He is a sought-after podcast guest, and speaker for national conferences addressing career transition.

Here is what others say about John...

"I think everything we talked about and all the info you gave me was extremely helpful. Thanks again for all of your help and please let me know if you need any more input."

Thanks, Dr. M.T.


"Dr. Jurica understands the challenges associated with career transition and physician burnout. He is at the cutting edge of the ideological divide between the traditional 1:1 practice model and well-researched alternative non-clinical options."

Dr. T.L.


"This is a great resource for physicians considering a career change. John’s suggestions are supportive, reasonable, and bring a great perspective from someone who’s actually done it himself.

Dr. J.P.


“Our discussion back in October was great and I really appreciated your time… You had given me great resources - people, books, websites - which I have been using. I am currently in the credentialing process with 3 telemedicine companies - American Well, Teladocs and Doctor on Demand… I think everything we talked about and all the info you gave me was extremely helpful.”

Dr. M.T.


“I’m a breast surgeon oncologist from Brazil, recently relocated to Austin, TX, and a new fan of your podcast. I just recently found it, and have been binging for the past few days. I wanted to drop you a note to say it has been incredibly helpful so far!” Dr. M.J.


Course Curriculum

Courses Included with Purchase

It's Time to Say "I'VE HAD IT!"
Here are some of the signs that it's time to consider a new career or a new employer.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Discover Your First Nonclinical Job
John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE
Overcoming Mindset Issues Affecting Career Transition
Addressing Self Limiting Beliefs
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Options for a Non-Traditional Career
A discussion of 17 popular nontraditional jobs for physicians (actually more like 25 when you consider some careers have multiple job options).
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Overview of Nonclinical Careers - Discussion with Dr. Andrew Tisser
The Most Common, Most Popular and Best Paying Nonclincal Careers.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Popular and Unique Careers of the Guests on the PNC Podcast
An Ongoing Summary of My Most Interesting Guests
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE
Six Nonclinical Careers Any Physician Can Pursue
Land a Wonderful Nonclinical Career That Leverages Your Medical Education and Experience
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
What Are the Best Resources for Finding a Nonclinical Career?
Free and Low Cost Books, Websites, Podcasts and Professional Organizations to Use
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Writing a Proper Resume
Everything you need to know about preparing your cover letter and resume.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
How to Build Your LInkedIn Profile
Follow these steps to create a great profile and attract mentors, employers, recruiters and business partners.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
8 Common Mistakes That Will Derail a Job Search
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Introduction to Home Based Careers
A sampling of home-based or "remote" careers to get you started.
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Why Pursue a Hospital Management Career?
In this lesson you'll learn why working for a hospital or health system is such a GREAT career choice.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Pursuing a Nonclinical Career in Hospital Management
Here's How to Prepare Yourself for a Fulfilling and Lucrative Career as a Physician Executive
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Introduction to Careers as a Medical Writer
A sampling of medical writing jobs for you to consider.
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Introduction to Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry
A sampling of careers in pharma to get you started.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Medical Science Liaison - The Complete Course
Here's the smart way to do it (even if you never completed a residency training program)...
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Top Resources for Landing an MSL Job
What You Need to Know to Start Your Career Transition.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Freelance Consulting - Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
This May Be the BEST First Nonclinical Side Hustle
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Locum Tenens - Interview with Dr. Andrew Wilner
Everything You Need to Know About Locum Tenens Work
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Essential Skills of the Chief Medical Officer
Here are the primary skills and knowledge the CEO and recruiter are looking for.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Quick Guide to a Career as a Hospital Executive
A Road Map to Becoming a Hospital CMO
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Using Guidestar to Discover Nonprofit Hospital Salaries
A little known way to identify nonprofit salaries using publicly available information.
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Do I Need a Business Degree to Land a Nonclinical Career?
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
Weekly Q&A 2023 - 2024
A series of answers to questions from podcast listeners and followers about pursuing a nonclinical or nontraditional career.
Ciara Mejia
How to Find Your First Career Coach
Everything You Need to Know
John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE
Using Nonprofits to Build Business Skills
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
The Wonderful World of Nonclinical Pharma Careers
John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL

Original Price: $1,560

Frequently Asked Questions

When do the courses start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online set of courses. As long as you are a member of the Academy, you decide when you start and when you finish each one.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you are a member of the Academy.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

Here is what John’s students have to say:

“I have learned so much from John Jurica… his Nonclinical Career Academy can really help you hone your career search down to the field that is best for YOU!! To top it off John is incredibly accomplished himself… He is an excellent tour guide through the world of nonclinical careers.” – Dr. D.M.

“I had the pleasure of meeting John in person a few months ago and experienced his passion for helping physicians learn about resources in nonclinical career industries.” - Dr. M.B.

“Dr. John Jurica is a wealth of resources when it comes to providing information on nonclinical careers…” – Anonymous

“Dr. Jurica understands the challenges associated with career transition and physician burnout. He is at the cutting edge of the ideological divide between the traditional 1:1 practice model and well-researched alternative nonclinical options without compromising our desire to help people.” - Anonymous

Here is what the CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership has to say about alternative career paths:

“Choosing what career path to follow over the duration of a professional life is one of the highest priority areas where physicians can truly make a significant difference for themselves and for their families.

"Regardless of career stage, many physicians will at some point consider alternative career paths distinctly different from traditional patient care. Why these considerations arise is an open question, but given the complexity of modern healthcare and the arduous lifestyle for physicians on the frontline of care delivery, it is not surprising…

"As we all recognize, medical school and specialty training do not provide adequate insights regarding alternative career paths… physicians must seek additional resources when considering how and where to identify alternative career paths…”

Peter Angood, MD, FACS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL (Hon) - CEO and President, American Association for Physician Leadership, In Foreword to 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians, by Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH

Get started now!

The Nonclinical Career Academy Membership Program is a unique learning resource designed to meet the needs of busy physicians who are considering, or in the process of selecting, an unconventional new career.

Here is what the MemberClub is designed to do:

Set you on a course to find and land a nontraditional job that meets these criteria:

  • Builds on your clinical education and training
  • Enables you to help patients in new ways
  • Provides an income commensurate with your clinical income WITHOUT medical liability, on-call demands, or high-stress patient care
  • Continues your professional growth and enhances your reputation and stature

As a former medical director, practice owner, entrepreneur, podcaster, hospital chief medical officer, certified physician executive, online course creator, and expert in nonclinical careers, I promise that these lessons will provide insights and ideas that will move you forward.

It currently includes:

  • 26 courses addressing nonclinical careers and part-time jobs for physicians,
  • 24/7 access to the content at your convenience and pacing,
  • Content including video lectures, handouts, checklists, downloadable resources, and audio recordings,
  • Lifetime access is locked in with your one-time payment.

The ULTIMATE benefit of joining, however, is to be able to...

  • Leave your unfulfilling, overwhelming clinical job,
  • Find a career that puts you in your Zone of Genius, with no malpractice concerns and no EMR, and,
  • Help patients in new ways while using your medical training and experience.