Inspiring Early Career Psychiatrists

January 23, 2013

Getting Started in Psychiatry

Dear Dr.  Lynch,

I was online late last night researching marketing strategies for a private cash-based practice and stumbled upon your blog. From there I read the preview to your book and absolutely knew I had to buy it. I actually remember finding your concierge website last year as I was brainstorming ideas for my own website and had favorited it to my browser!

Let me introduce myself– I am a 4th year psychiatry resident at the University of Arizona and will be graduating this July. At the same time, my wife will be graduating from the child psych fellowship.

In our job search we have been almost completely deflated by job opportunities that demand from us that we grind through 15 min med checks with no opportunities to provide any type of psychotherapy. At times it has felt as if there is no other way than to conform to the substandard ways of practicing medicine out of fears of not making it happen on our own.

Reading your book has me very excited about the prospects of starting our own practice that will be sustainable and profitable so that we may deliver care in way that is meaningful. I am no longer ambivalent about what I need to do. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for the experiences you have shared.

J. S.

This tickled me pink! I am extremely grateful to J.S. for telling me how my book inspired him and his wife to launch their own businesses. As I wrote in my book – if I can do this, so can you. I believe this completely. With the pointers I share, his excitement, and persistence in the face of the ever present challenges, this young psychiatrist will build and grow the practice he dreams of. I wish him all the best.

Do you have any sage advice for him? Chime in by leaving a comment via the “Leave a Comment” link at the top of this post. Let’s especially keep the encouragement flowing. We all need it.




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