It is the time of year when freshly minted interns are about to be made, and graduating residents are about to become brand new attending physicians. So, I thought it might be helpful to outline how I created and then maintained my personal finance knowledge base during those times of transition. Specifically, this post is … Read more
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.
I told him I needed life insurance. He said sure. He told me I needed disability insurance. I told him no (three times in fact). He asked if I was healthy, and I mentioned a couple of medical problems for which I get treatment. Eventually, though he sold me on the idea of going for it. “What could it hurt to try….” It hurt a lot.