Retired Physicians Stay Connected With Volunteer Work

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Why should retired physicians consider volunteer work?

Retired Physicians Stay Connected With Volunteer Work

Many physicians want to continue to make a difference in people's health after they have retired from full-time clinical practice.

Volunteer work is one of the popular jobs for retired physicians. Organizations such as the National Association of Retired Physicians (naorp.org) maintain lists of volunteer job opportunities in many locations, so it's easy to find one that's convenient for you. Volunteer options are available for occasional physician work or more structured part-time physician jobs, and they may involve work at hospitals, clinics, schools or any other setting in which health care may be provided.

Reasons to consider volunteer medical work include:

  • Staying connected to the current trends in your specialty
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with younger physicians
  • Providing care for patients

Be sure to check with your state medical association about the details of volunteer medical licenses, which can be obtained when you no longer have a current license.

   

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