You'll bring your skills and a unique perspective as an MD to make a different kind of impact and influence a broader audience.
As a physician, your influence and impact on each patient in your care can bring tremendous satisfaction. But many MDs are attracted to BCG because they want to have a different kind of impact; they want to challenge themselves intellectually to understand and solve some of the most complex business issues, influencing and impacting a broader audience.
At BCG, we help our clients tackle some of their toughest problems. One commonality among all MDs who join BCG is their innate passion for problem solving and their desire to have an impact on the health care industry on a broader level. Regardless of the type of project you're working on, you will apply your analytical and problem-solving skills to a wide range of client issues. Your career in consulting will give you exposure to the broader health care system, beyond the specific patient care you were trained to practice.
At BCG, we attract MDs from various stages in their medical training—from those who join us right out of medical school to physicians who have been practicing for years. Many of the same attributes and skills that have allowed you to succeed in medicine are essential in consulting. Like physicians, consultants must be good with people, intellectually curious, creative, and analytically skilled. As an MD, you bring not only relevant skills but also a unique perspective that allows you to approach problems in a way that provides tremendous value to our clients.
A medical degree opens a lot of doors and it can be challenging to decide how to narrow your career focus. At BCG, I have been able to work on a broad range of practice areas: pharmaceuticals, health care providers, and hopefully next on social impact and global heath. Seeing all of these industries firsthand has really helped to clarify my career interests.
In addition to the on-the-job training you will receive as a member of a BCG project team, BCG provides an extensive network of mentorship, formal training opportunities, and leadership development to help you quickly adapt to the career transition. Beyond extensive entry-level training, we provide a mini-MBA course called the Business Essentials Program to help advanced-degree candidates gain a quick understanding of key business terms and concepts. In addition, there are many formal programs that will help you build a strong connection with BCGers of similar backgrounds who can serve as valuable resources.
MDs at BCG are valued for their ideas, and they know the changes that they help clients implement will positively impact patient care. BCG's intellectual leadership, diverse client base, and global network make us an ideal platform for your personal growth and development. At BCG, there is no single path to success. If you are interested in leveraging your skills and growing personally and professionally in a global, fast-paced, team-oriented environment, BCG is the right place for you.