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Episode from the podcastThe Career Rx Podcast for Doctors

#69 - Writing a Medical Thriller with Physician Author Shira Shiloah

Released Monday, 12th July 2021
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Feeling conflicted between the path you’re on and a dream you’d love to pursue?  
If you’ve ever had a desire that seemed like a pipe dream - just a little bit unrealistic or out of reach - this episode is for you.
In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
  • How this author went from hobby writing and rejection to all-in success
  • Shira Shiloah’s shift from repeated rejection to really making it happen
  • The catalyst that changed everything
Today’s interview with Shira Shiloah, an anesthesiologist and writer of medical thrillers, we discuss how she made her dream a reality  - and how you can do the same. 
By the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired with a new mindset shift -  shake the feeling of “can't” and turn your dreams into real life. AND, you’ll know that following your passions doesn’t mean giving up medicine (unless you want to).  
In this Episode: 
[0:50] Meet today’s guest, Shira Shiloah
[4:15] Going halftime to focus on writing?! For real.
[7:50] TransforMD - a life-changing retreat for women physicians 
[9:37] “I didn't even mention the medical thriller that I wrote, because I wasn't proud of it yet.”
[13:40] How Shira took charge of the process and left rejection behind
[17:10] What this process can teach you about yourself
[23:10] Balancing two careers - how life’s changed since the first book
[25:40] Understanding a mindset shift
[29:00] A message to all creative women physicians
Links and Resources: 
TransforMD - a transformational retreat for women physicians who want more
Emergence by Shira Shiloah