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The Disillusioned Medic

An ex-doctor 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 me

Hi, I'm Anjalee

I started out as an NHS doctor, but in 2015 I left to pursue a more creatively fulfilling career. I went into strategic marketing and communications, gaining experience in the health tech, management consulting and recruitment industries. I now work in marketing in the pharmaceuticals industry, and I also coach other doctors who are feeling stuck and considering leaving medicine, but don’t know where to even start!

My work

Writer, business consultant and mentor for career-questioning doctors.

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Real Reflective Practice

I got so sick of the bullshit ‘reflective practice’ I got forced to do as a doctor, so I decided to set up a show to showcase how it should be done.


I’ve met so many amazing doctors through this blog. I love to hear their stories, and oftentimes, it turns into mentorship. That’s why I launched my coaching programme…

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My blog

Disillusioned with medicine, and tired of being a doctor, I resigned from the job in the NHS in Dec 2015, and embarked on a journey to discover alternative careers for doctors and personal fulfilment.

The Call of COVID-19
Never, ever did I think I would ever see the day that I would consider returning to medicine...
Doctor Me First
I got interviewed on a podcast!!! Maybe it's a bit sad to be as excited about this as I am...
Chin Up
So last week was mental health awareness week. I feel like this year it's come at a particularly...

Mentee Reviews

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 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


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