I still remember exactly where I was when suicide first touched my life. I was in my second year of residency. I was sleeping. It was 2 am two days before Christmas when I received the call from my mom. I can’t explain why, but I knew immediately. This started my journey into wondering why doctors kill themselves.
Please, tell me I am not the only one who thinks like this? My monetary mindset currently revolves around our biggest (current) financial goal: Paying off our student loans. I hope that some day I can truly learn that Time is Money and that money is a means to an end. It’s not an end in itself.
It’s that time of the year where friends and family exchange gifts! If you are friends or family with a doctor, you might consider checking out this list of gifts to consider for your doctor friends. If you are a doctor yourself, you might consider sharing it!
It’s easy to lose your identity to this profession. Yet, we must remember who and what we are before we have a self-identity crisis like the one Steve had when I was in medical school.
Saving money is tough. Saving money during residency might be tougher. But is also might be more important. Join along as we discuss the importance (and benefits) behind investing during residency.
It’s often said, “Live like a resident during and after reisdency!” But where’s the proof that you should live like a resident after residency? Well, the proof is in the pudding. Let’s look at the ingredients to see if that math adds up.
If we ignore the desires of our heart and deny our ability to enjoy anything, this places us in an uncomfortable disposition towards discontent. Likewise, if we ignore the head we are destined towards financial ruin. Let The 10% Rule make both your head and your heart happy.
Burnout is costly. Yet, preventing burnout can also cost a lot of money. Would it be worth it for hospitals to chase after this goal?
While I can’t say that I hate my job, I bet I can explain why you hate yours. Come tag along as we examine the three key factors that lead to work satisfaction and how to get them back if they are missing in your life.
The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is an archaic tax law that was originally intended to make sure that high income earners were “paying their fair share.” As if the tax law was not complicated enough, the tax law experts thought it necessary to not only calculate your taxes once, but twice. The first time it is calculated through the regular methods (brackets, etc) and the second time through the AMT. Whichever is higher is the tax you pay. So, today we will answer the question “Will I pay the AMT”
How much does burnout cost? What is the prevalence of burnout in our resident physicians? Am I burned out? We answer these questions and more in this classic post.
Introduction: Today's post is a guest post by Brian Downs. Dr. Downs is a surgeon and a...