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.
On a recent forum that I visit, a poster questioned everyone on whether it was worth taking a big trip to Europe after finishing his first licensure exam (USMLE Step 1). What the person was really asking is…. “Is it worth it to minimize debt?” That’s what we will discuss today.
When I was in residency, residency refinancing companies did not exist. If you read part 1 of this series or are considering private refinancing options, then this post will help you pick the best company for you.
You think you know yourself, but you probably don’t. I certainly thought I knew Steve until Steve’s mom called. She was concerned he might commit suicide. As a third year med student, my biggest lesson of all came outside the hospital. If you are (or ever were) in medical school, please read: Med Student Suicide.
If we are to truly live out the “Do no harm” imperative, we must first make sure that we are not being harmed ourselves. After all, we cannot expect to replenish the empty cup of wellness our patients bring if our cup is empty, too.