Creating Our Own Path Through Career Pivots and Empowerment with Randy Cook, MD
In this week’s episode, I am joined by Randy Cook, MD, FACS, a respected clinician, educator, podcast host, and executive physician coach. After more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon, as well as many years of clinical, managerial, and leadership experience, Randy shares invaluable insight into the practice of medicine. We discuss Randy’s journey to healthcare and career pivots he has made to becoming a physician coach and podcast host of Rx for Success.
Randy and the rest of the team at MD Coaches know the unique challenges that physicians face, and provide guidance and support through this rewarding, but often difficult calling. Through his empowering approach, Randy aims to empower physicians, provide tools for growth, and put them on a track to advancement. He is also the host of Rx for Success, a popular podcast that highlights physician leaders and shares their stories of both struggle and success.
Randy began his career as a general and vascular surgeon, and has also succeeded in multiple practice settings from solo practitioner to small single specialty group to large multispecialty clinic. As a clinical educator, Randy’s expertise was highly-sought after within the wound care industry, serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Wound Healing Society. Randy was a member of the Physician Exam Committee for the American Board of Wound Management where he developed examination criteria that established the standard for national certification. His efforts in this area helped mold a generation of medical care providers.
Tune in to this week’s episode to learn:
- The most important point in Randy’s healthcare education that wasn’t through academics
- Changes occurring in the healthcare landscape and why there has been an increase in career pivots
- What you can do if you are feeling dissatisfied in your work as a physician
- The comparisons of being in private practice versus being employed
- How he became a physician coach & podcast host
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