Leaving academic medicine
Leaving academic medicine might be an easy decision for many, but for most it is more than likely going to involve much soul searching. You may feel you are letting down your colleagues, abandoning your ambition or even upsetting your mum by markedly reducing the chances that she will have professorial off spring! You have to be true to yourself and the opportunities that arise, and this should not be a negative experience. Furthermore, you never really leave anyway.