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.
We are going to discuss five financial mistakes that I have made in my life and the consequences of each mistake. I want you to read this in a certain light, though. The light is this: You, too, can make it to financial independence despite making stupid mistakes like me.
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.
How do you have a successful marriage? How did you have kids during residency? Doesn’t your spouse get tired of not seeing you during this rotation? Wasn’t medical school hard? How do you balance your research, clinical work, and having a family of five? The secret I have found to all of these dilemmas is about setting expectations.
Hesed is often translated as loving-kindness, but it also encapsulates mercy, loyalty, and even compassion. Hesed seems to be the ideal way that we should think and care about others, particularly our patients. In a world that is more jaded by the day, Hesed seems to be less and less common. What is more common now is something called Compassion Fatigue. Today we will discuss exactly what Compassion Fatigue is and ways that we may be able to combat it’s evil forces.