What are the Non clinical options available for an MD?

At Hope Medical Institute, we pride ourselves on the care we have put into designing our 4-year and 6-year medical degree programs. We believe that the education provided by these programs will help to prepare our students for their future careers as doctors. Many students come to us sure that they would like to help heal the sick, but they are unsure of what career path to take. Many MDs choose a non-clinical trajectory in their career path. Some begin working in a non-clinical career right away, and some choose it later on. Here are just a few non-clinical medical careers that HMI students have to choose from:


Let’s begin with a career that is very close to the hearts of all of us at Hope Medical Institute. Medical teachers spend their time increasing the knowledge of the students in their college medical programs. At HMI, we believe teaching is a noble and challenging profession. Teachers make the world a better place every day and save countless lives through the careers of their students. No career is more vital in the medical field than that of teacher.

Medical research is a career path that is also important here at HMI. We believe that we must prepare our doctors for the rigors of research, by integrating it heavily into our curriculum. Research comes in many forms from researching new technologies to researching new pharmacological medicines. Highly trained research doctors spend their careers trying to eradicate disease and end human suffering. They save the lives of millions of people that they will never meet.

Some doctors choose to work in the technology and pharmacological fields by promoting new products. This is often a part time job done in addition to clinical work. However, there are several full-time opportunities available. In today’s world, medical technology is advancing at an extremely rapid pace. Doctors often struggle to stay informed about the latest breakthroughs. An MD, who is well informed, can be a great benefit to their colleagues by providing valuable information about new treatments.

Many career paths that allow a physician to help their fellow doctors and patients can be found in hospital administration. Chief medical officer has always been an administrative role for physicians. However, today more positions are opening up including chief operations officer, chief administration officer, or transformation officer.

One of the growing jobs within hospital administration is the position of a physician advisor. This doctor works closely with other doctors in the hospital to increase hospital compliance. They advise other physicians on how to remain in compliance with their hospital documentation. Physician advisors also work to improve and monitor hospital regulations to ensure safety and quality standards are met.

All of these jobs are vital to the well-being of patients and can extend a physician’s impact far beyond the people they meet. At Hope Medical Institute, we believe that our programs can prepare a doctor for the challenges they will face in any career path they choose.