How to Run for Political Office As a Doctor [Limitless MD, Episode 72]


Have you ever considered running for political office? As a physician, you may already be very well positioned to take your career to new heights – in politics. And you won’t be alone: there are currently 17 physicians in the White House!

Tune in to this week’s podcast episode to learn about what it takes to pivot to a career as a politician. The skill set you have taken years to develop as a physician are the same skills you can use to run a highly successful, winning campaign. Physicians, like politicians, have excellent negotiation skills, are surrounded by an influential network of established connections, and have the ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Most importantly, they have learned to diagnose a problem and find a solution.

In this podcast episode, I’ll share the eight essential steps you can follow to design and implement your campaign – whether you’re running for office or supporting someone you believe in.

If you have dreams of influencing laws and changing millions of lives through holding political office, don’t miss this episode of Limitless MD!

“Physicians can navigate complex decisions. They can navigate making agreements, creating collaboration, working with different people from different walks of life, and just creating unity.”

In This Episode:
00:00 Welcome back to another episode of the Limitless MD podcast

01:51 Is there a precedent for physicians in the White House?

02:21 The profession of being a physician has changed over the years, paving the way for more physicians to enter politics

03:33 Why would a physician want to run for office? 

04:51 Physicians do well in politics because they’re respected

06:44 There are 8 steps to running for office

09:16 If you don’t want to run for office, you could help support the right candidates

09:30 Different ways that you can support a candidate running for office

10:16 Outro



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