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Disillusioned Medic

A badass team of ex-doctors on a mission to inspire those who feel stuck, beaten down & told that the mountain can’t be moved.

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Anjalee Disillusioned Medic

About us

Medicine was just the beginning

When Dr Anjalee Perera quit her job as a junior doctor in 2015, she had absolutely no idea what she was going to do. How do you move on when you fall out of love with a profession you’ve sacrificed so much for? How do you leave when quitting is so taboo?

Disillusioned Medic began as just a blog – an outlet for Anjalee to vent her feelings about leaving it. But as time went by, other doctors began to reach out for help, and the coaching programme was born.

Today, Disillusioned Medic is an unashamed, straight-talking career coaching service for doctors who want to leave medicine. Our coaches are talented ex-physicians who have created successful and fulfilling careers outside of clinical practice, and are passionate about guiding others to do the same.

Our philosophy

We medics are forced to do ‘reflective practive’ all the time. But when was the last time you actually got the chance to truly sit down and think about your life?

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Real Reflective Practice

A huge part of coaching is creating space for reflection. REAL reflection – not the BS version your training programme makes you do. We created ‘Real Reflective Practice’ as the ultimate e-portfolio antidote: let’s talk about what it’s actually like to be a doctor.


Are you a disillusioned medic too? Do you have the niggling feeling that medicine might not be right for you, but have no idea where to start? Are you ready to start the journey to change your life? Our coaches want to hear from you.

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Our blog

From medicine to emotional breakdown to deep professional fulfilment: a brutally honest account of what it’s really like to quit medicine.

The First Day of the Rest of My Life
16th October 2015
I’ve quit my job as a doctor. I can hardly believe I’ve done it, but I have...
So... What Do You Do?
With everyone getting together for Christmas and New Year, I knew small talk would be abundant for a good two or three weeks. I have to admit, I was dreading it...
I Have a New Job
It's nice to come full circle. The unusual combination of skillsets that have resulted from my bizarre career journey have found a home again...

Coaching Reviews

I just wanted to thank you for replying to my emails even before the coaching session and giving me the nudge I needed to find my own direction. I’m really excited about the future and it’s so nice to feel content and have my mental health in check.

Dr M


I can’t recommend mentorship with Anjalee enough. I sought her advice to help with making a career change to a non-medical career and her help was invaluable. Her guidance was intelligent, compassionate and practical.

Dr R


I connected with Anjalee after I read her blog & resonated with a lot of thoughts she had. Anjalee has a natural empathy & connection with her clients so that you feel extremely comfortable, & willing to open up to her quickly.

Dr T


Thanks so much for our chat the other day! It was a really helpful session and definitely a good starting point to figure out what to do next.

[Following single session]

Dr K

O&G trainee

I cannot recommend Anjalee highly enough as a career coach. She has helped me with many obstacles surrounding career change, including managing negativity from others & dealing with internal anxieties related to the career change. 

Dr I


Anjalee is amazing. My coaching sessions with her have had such a positive impact on my mentality, business strategies. Her support, kindness, & experience has been so invaluable to me as an ex-medic & social entrepreneur.

Dr H