Why medical students do not match

Its that time of year again where resident physicians are matching to fellowship and medical students are winding down their interviews to create their rank list. I remember this part of my medical career quite well. I was very excited for the upcoming change for more responsibility and actually become a doctor, but at the same time terrified that I might not match.… Read the rest

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A Guide To Obtaining Your First Job As An Attending

 

This guide was written for residents or fellows who are near graduation and want a guide as to how to find the first job. I initially wrote this at the request of internal medicine residents who were wondering about the process of applying to their first attending job either as a hospitalist or primary care physician. The method of how to look for a job still applies to other specialties.… Read the rest

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10 Reasons To Buy A House During Residency

A good financial adviser or blog would almost never make a blanket that applies to everyone and the same goes for this blog and the reason for this post. My last post touched on 10 reasons why residents should not buy a house during residency.  For many residents, buying a house for residency is a poor financial decision. However, for some resident physicians buying a house may actually make sense.… Read the rest

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10 Reasons Not To Buy A House While In Residency

This past week I met up with some friends of mine who graduated residency at the same time that I did. Some of us rented while others bought a condo or a single family house during residency. We decided to discuss which choice is most likely the best one for new residents. As you could imagine the argument became one of varying passionate opinions.… Read the rest

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How I Made Extra Money During Residency

The budget and life of a resident physician often leave little room for wants and free time. My budget before I started moonlighting and other means of income was only $200 of discretionary income which is a frightening low cushion. I was able to make some extra money in residency by using some of the methods as below. Of course not all of these methods may be an option for you, however, if so they are good ways to increase disposable income.… Read the rest

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