You Know How to Negotiate, But Where Do You Find the Right Job? with Dr. Lara Hochman

podcast May 19, 2022

It’s no secret that a lot of physicians find themselves burnt out and disillusioned with practicing medicine to the point of walking away from medicine entirely.

What if we could find a job that works for us instead of trying to contort ourselves into an ill-fitting job?

I talk a lot about this from a negotiation angle, but how do we actually find the jobs that are a better fit for us and evaluate potential employers?

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Family Medicine physician and physician wellbeing advocate, Dr. Lara Hochman.

She shares how she’s breaking the burnout cycle and evaluating opportunities by matching physicians with physician-owned practices.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • How to create a long, fulfilling career
    The brokenness of many jobs have cost us a lot of talented physicians. How can we keep doctors in medicine working jobs they really love?

  • What we need to be asking about potential employers
    Most employers are on their best behavior during an interview, so where do we find out what working there is actually like?

  • Why we have to be clear on what we want before the interview
    How do we optimize the potential of a role while still protecting ourselves in case we never get there?

Guest Bio

Lara Hochman, MD is a Family Medicine physician, and advocate for fellow physicians’ wellbeing amidst rising burnout and dissatisfaction. Her own experiences led her to discover the ways physicians lost autonomy, and how to reclaim their focus on helping patients.

Lara founded Happy Day Health, a boutique physician matchmaking agency to match doctors with well run, physician-owned private practices where they can avoid burnout and enjoy practicing medicine again.

To find out how you can work with Dr. Lara, visit

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