At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Jacqueline goes deep to understand challenges.
There is no one way to do things here; every person is encouraged to create a unique path and “own” their career.
As a medical doctor with a specific type of academic training, I have really valued the different perspectives and backgrounds I have encountered at BCG. While certain parts of this job come relatively naturally to me (for example, breaking down a complex problem into logical components), I have also had many humbling experiences that have broadened my skill set and encouraged growth in new and unexpected areas. Most important, I have learned a tremendous amount from the smart, motivated, passionate people I work with every day.
During my first case at BCG, I worked on a project that initially seemed to have an overwhelming scope with many invested and vocal stakeholders. As our team tackled this initially chaotic situation, I was able to see firsthand the value that BCG can add to the client. At the end of the project, the client-BCG partnership had strengthened, and we worked together to produce a very exciting high-impact deliverable. I was able to have a broader impact than I would have in day-to-day patient care, and I got to meet some really powerful, interesting people while doing so!
Jacqueline has a BA from Stanford and an MD from UCSF. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and is board certified in internal medicine. She maintains a clinical practice as a hospitalist and is on faculty at Brown University.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: I received more than a month of trainings, including a two-week "mini-MBA" course in Barcelona, which was an incredible experience. Besides the initial onboarding, BCG has provided many other smaller training sessions, including a one-on-one session with a “presence” coach. BCG has provided a lot of support for my unconventional career by allowing me the flexibility to continue to work occasionally in the hospital, and has reached out to connect me with other MDs and scientists from across the region.
Q: What’s the biggest impact you have had with your work?
A: Through the Social Impact practice, I was able to work on a project with a large global health foundation describing the future of health care in sub-Saharan Africa and India. Through this work we played an important role in shaping the foundation's strategy which will potentially direct millions of dollars into high-impact projects.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do outside the office?
A: This is probably a typical response for a consultant, but I love to travel! Any chance we get, my husband and I are exploring new places, from India to Morocco, Japan to Australia. I also love the outdoors; I love to run and hike and bike when the weather is nice.