Physician Consulting at McKinsey

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Physician consulting can take many forms, from sole proprietorships owned by physician entrepreneurs, to smaller boutique companies that hire non-clinical physicians, to the largest international consulting companies such as McKinsey & Company.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that promotes itself as “the trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.” All their consultants with medical degrees made unexpected career choices at some point in their lives. Although a transition away from the medical field may not be easy, the company offers to help you get a clearer idea of what you might expect at the company, and of how their consultants with similar backgrounds have begun and made their way at the company.

Information about “Joining McKinsey with a medical degree” is available on the McKinsey & Company website, where the following specific questions are addressed.

Why does McKinsey hire MDs?

What role do MDs play at McKinsey?

What do McKinsey MDs find most rewarding about consulting?

How does someone without an MBA succeed at McKinsey?

What will my career path be like at McKinsey?


Comments (2)

  1. Roy Sheinbaum MD says:

    I am an anesthesiologist with 30 years experience who has interacted with all fields of medicine and has an understanding of how many specialties work, as well as extensive experience in how a hospital works. I am looking to transition away from clinical anesthesia to do some kind of part time or full time work that would be a departure from what I have been doing for the last 30 years. I do not need to make what I have made during my clinical career; I just want to do something that can make me extra income, be satisfying, give me some personal freedom, and take advantage of my Ivy League medical education and clinical experience

  2. Jo Blo says:

    Just make sure your in early thirties and willing to work 80+ hours a week for 125k.
    And be ready to be fired after a few years of servitude. Enjoy!

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