Welcome WCI Readers–>Fellowship: Worth the Return on Investment?

Writing A Guest Post

Today’s post can be found on White Coat Investor where I discuss Fellowship Opportunity Cost. In other words, how much does it cost you (debt, investments, and otherwise) to pursue a fellowship. I even include a calculator to help you figure it out! Let’s calculate your Fellowship Opportunity Cost today.

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.

Proof is in the Pudding: Live like a Resident (Series)

Live Like a Resident

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.

Investing Money in Residency: Resident Series

The item I want to discuss today is a continuum from our discussion on minimizing debt during residency.  It really isn’t just a drop in the bucket.  I want to show you why it is so important to save what you can during residency. In fact, I want to make an argument as to why you should invest in residency

Why you should minimize debt in training: Resident Series

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.

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

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.

The Four W’s of PSLF: Student Loan Refinacing Part 1

Don’t we all remember the most important money saving tip?  You know.  If you just brew your coffee (or tea) at home while you are a medical student and resident instead of going to Starbucks, you could save thousands of dollars on your medical school debt. We’ve got some talking to do: Student Loans Part 1.

All Insurance Agents Are Not Created Equal

[This is a guest post from Lawrence B. Keller, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, LUTCF. It is a basic post, but drives home a solid point, which is to discuss how to choose the insurance sales person with which you should work. Given that I’ve had some bad experiences with an insurance salesman myself, I thought … Read more