Physician Reentry into Clinical Practice
Have you taken a hiatus from clinical practice – or are you planning one? Do you know how to re-enter?
Physician reentry has been a frequent topic of discussion on the MomMD physician forum; for example see the thread Is it possible to return after being a SAHM for years? that starts with the question:
There are a growing number of physicians, particularly women physicians, who have taken time away from clinical medicine and are looking for a way to start again. We’ve compiled a few resources to help.
The Cedars-Sinai Reentry Program
And they outline a ten-step process that includes having a reentry supervisor, clinical observation, and regular clinical presentations.
More information on their program is available at:
|Cedars-Sinai Physician Reentry Program|
|8700 Beverly Blvd.|
|Los Angeles, CA 90048|
|Phone: (310) 423-5262|
|Fax: (310) 652-9369|
The Drexel Reentry Program
Drexel University College of Medicine has also developed a reentry program. They offer several educational options, some tailored to already licensed physicians who want to return to clinical practice, others tailored to international medical graduates who want to enter into the US graduate medical education system.
Of the programs we have looked at, the Drexel program seems the most comprehensive and available to the widest audience.
For more on the Drexel program:
Drexel Medicine® Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Course
Drexel University College of Medicine
1505 Race Street, Mailstop 1013
Bellet Building, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
CPEP’s Reentry to Clinical Practice (RCP) Program
Saralyn Mark, MD; Jhumka Gupta, MPH Reentry Into Clinical Practice: Challenges and Strategies. JAMA. 2002;288:1091-1096.
To add resources to this topic, please append to the forum thread: Is it possible to return after being a SAHM for years?