What physicians should do — and not do — when changing careers, per the AMA

Changing roles midway through one's career can be daunting, particularly for physicians,  according to the American Medical Association. 

For those considering changing career paths, it is important to do it the right way, according to a Nov. 16 article on the association's website. 

Here are four do's and don'ts when considering switching roles mid-career, per the AMA:

1. Don't quit the "wrong way." If quitting, it is important to be transparent with any current employer by explaining why you are seeking a new opportunity. Sometimes they may be able to change or modify your current role to be a better fit. 

2. Do give adequate notice. Be sure to at least give the required notice by your employer, but do not give an excessive amount of time, which can cause employer-employee dynamics to change.

3. Don't feel bad. It is important to do what is necessary for yourself to ensure personal happiness. 

4. Do keep an open mind. A role change is not something to consider only when feeling fed up with a current situation, it is a healthy way to get people into the right role for themselves. 

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