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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

Independent Consulting and Entrepreneurship as a Nonclinical Career

by Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH

January 8, 2023


Author Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, discusses self-employment options available for nonclinical physicians.


Many nonclinical physicians opt for self-employment. Working for yourself or starting a business means that you call the shots (within the confines of the law). There is no ceiling on what you can earn. Your business could potentially have a huge impact on a field, a market, or a segment of the population.

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Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH

Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, is a board-certified preventive medicine physician in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care published by the American Association for Physician Leadership.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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