Why Do Doctors Kill Themselves?

physician suicide

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.

The day my professional identity tasted like Humble Pie

making humble pie

Right then, I realized I had made a big mistake by not taking a stand on this one, and not even realizing I should have… I deserved what was coming… my resident read me the riot act.  “You know that not having your professional identity recognized is one of the biggest causes of burnout, right…” 

Imposter Syndrome, Duning-Kruger Effect, and Attending Land Mines

doubting cherubim

Have you ever felt that impending doom of being seen as a failure?  If you have any humility about yourself, the answer is probably yes.  It’s called “imposter syndrome.”  The prescription?  Avoid the Duning-Kruger effect. Want to know what that is and how to avoid it?  Just keep reading.

Financial Mistakes: It (mis)takes one to know one!

Financial mistakes

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.

What You Need to Know about Refinancing Student Loans

refinance student loans

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.