My quest to become a freelancer is challenging. Presently I’m still working on the resume.
You see, while I have great training and I am a MD, I never had a title besides “Doctor”. Titles are very important in the business world, as they imply leadership skills. Most titles are shared by a few wearing several hats; you will see them at various meetings and be amazed they can juggle so many hats, until you see the hats falling to the floor with each throw.
When I practiced, my priorities were my family and patients. While I had opportunities to get a title I was uninterested. And in some cases left those jobs, not wanting to spread myself too thinly.
Sadly, I feel the need to explain my not acquiring a title during my career as a single mom physician, whose husband also happened to have committed suicide.
Now I could easily create a few companies and make myself CEO. Wait, I am the CEO of the companies I created (Engaged Environments, LLC and Angela Crane Associates, LLC).
Recently, a fellow physician complained about a MPH consultant who never practiced medicine, teaching doctors how to practice medicine. A job I would not be considered for because I did not complete the MPH degree at Harvard, despite my 20+ years in practice and the last 4 years as a patient. Interesting how short sighted businesses can be.
Yes the world of freelancing is not easy. Not having a title, as well as my location and race, all work against me.
Over the weekend I will rethink my strategy to include patient advocacy and malpractice as possible freelance work. I will either get there or die trying.
If you need an expert (which I am!) to review your medical care and make suggestions, or want to know your care was appropriate, then please send me an email to arrange a free 15 minute consultation at AngelaRMCrane@outlook.com