Hi Dr. Dazed,
i am an MD too, sertified orthopedic surgeon from germany, working in consultancy of healthcare and industrial IT europewide. (Studied business and economics also, though)
The one thing I can say is: be serious about your targets. Fully educated MDs usualy are the most enthusiastic, people friendly workers (AFAIK), untill it comes to the burnout in nhs or other public services, and unless they were not sure about treating patients hands on from the beginning.
Keep your soul and your life-goals as the most consultant companies lack of one thing: lifetime achievements (true value).
Since most of the business, accounting and stockmarkets worldwide is reported by annualy or even quaterly, no one really is capable (or worse:economically interested) in 10-15-20-30 years of success or building up outcome results that stand more than 1 or 2 changes in directors boards, their contracts hold mostly 5+ yrs only anyway. (unlike the medical community tries to calculate)
Thats mostly the reason for the many reforms in health services worldwide too, the two BIG systems "money" and "life" can not be easily synchronized without MDs.
On the other hand, that is exactly why MDs are more and more often found in the consultant area: We are the people seriously dealing with life´s begin and end, when it comes to serious threatening problems... call your doctor. ...and... we can create Visions of Life, while the business and economic outcome is depending on people that can differentiate utopia from visions.
The MDs approach is asked in consulting, to create and help case studies or long time outome calculations. If you can cope with malignous tumors, it is easier to cope with (malignant) bankers, ceo´s or managers used to annual numbers only (Chart wizards are even worse). Problem is: who will shut off the lights, if more and more MDs (and not seldomly still within their education time) step away from patients? Open for discussion, regards cyberdoc