This Psychiatrist Ditched Academia and Became a NomadMD

Do you ever feel like there were only two options for your medical career – academia vs community practice? 

I did. 

And having worked in Academia, the only other people I met, my friends and mentors,  were also working in Academia, often teetering on the edge of moral injury and burnout. 

I often wondered, “Is this it? This can’t be it!”

Meet Dr. Kristine Goins, an integrative adult & pediatric psychiatrist who had also been working in Academia, and like many of us, had experienced burnout. 

In our latest vlog, discover how her “aha” moment in Thailand transformed her life, leading her to ditch academia for a nomadic adventure abroad.

Watch below!

For the past 2.5 years, she’s been living abroad – in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Georgia (the country), and most recently Peru. 

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll learn: 

✅ Why she turned her 5-year plan into a 5-month reality 

✅ Key preparations BEFORE hopping on her flight to Colombia 

✅ Her bold response to “it’s not possible” 

✅ The Consultative work that liberated her from Academia and allowed her to work just 2 days a week

✅ The common roadblocks that hold physicians back from a more flexible lifestyle

✅ Her nugget of advice for YOU!

Maybe you feel like you could do your clinical work in your sleep. Maybe you also want something more than a traditional career can offer. 

You’re not stuck my friend,  you have more options than you think – so start exploring!

Now I’d love to hear from you! 

  1. What’s your biggest insight from this conversation?
  2. What resonated with you the most?

Let me know in the comments below. 

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Rooting for you, 

PS: You can learn more about Dr. Kristine Goins by visiting the NomadMD. She’s also on Instagram @thenomadmds & Facebook



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