FPMD Residency-to-Fellowship Transition Financial Checklist

FPMD Residency-to-Fellowship Transition Financial Checklist

As we near the end of June, tens of thousands of medical students and residents have already or are getting ready to move to their next stage of medical training. Whatever your transition may be, this represents another milestone in your long journey to becoming a fully-fledged physician. While this is a time of excitement and hope, it can also be a period of chaos and confusion. It is important to take a moment to reflect on your personal finances. Let me share with you some of the items I'm currently working on as I prepare for my transition to fellowship.

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Transparency - A Case of Poor Judgment?

Transparency - A Case of Poor Judgment?

We've all heard of the saying "sunlight is the best disinfectant." But in real life, transparency is hard to find, especially in our line of work. I'll give you an example - I perform interventional procedures on a daily basis, yet I have zero clue how much the materials, staff, and room time cost, how much gets charged to the patient and how much the hospital and practice get reimbursed. I'm frustrated by the lack of transparency in so many things in life, so I try to be transparent with you on FPMD. But a recent experience caused me to question - have I made a mistake?

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This Isn't Goodbye, But...

This Isn't Goodbye, But...

Here's something crazy - FPMD turns 3 tomorrow! It still feels like yesterday when I pressed the "Publish" button on FPMD's very first post. In the 3 years of running FPMD, this is perhaps the most difficult post for me to write. I can spend thousands and thousands of words on explaining why I'm taking a step back from blogging. But let's see if I can do it in the traditional FPMD way - brief but informative.

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Doximity App Feedback

Doximity App Feedback

Some FPMD readers know that I'm currently a 2017-2018 Doximity Fellow. As a Doximity Fellow, part of my job is to help improve the Doximity app for the 70% of U.S. physicians who use it. If you don’t have the app yet, please consider downloading it and providing feedback. Download the app here (it’s FREE!) and please answer the following questions:

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A Time to be Thankful

A Time to be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just want to let you know there will be no official FPMD posting this weekend. I hope you are enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation with family and friends this weekend. As you stuff yourselves with great food and fill your holiday shopping carts, I encourage you to reflect on 3 things you are thankful for. Here are 3 things I'm thankful for:

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REVIEW: #FinCon17 - What a Rush?!

REVIEW: #FinCon17 - What a Rush?!

If you are a follower of the financial blogosphere, you probably heard there's this tiny meeting going down in Dallas this week called FinCon 2017 - think of it as the Comic-Con for the money nerds who blog, podcast or vlog about finance. And by "tiny" I meant over 1,700 attendees! I will be attending for the first time and I'm very much looking forward to meeting some of my favorite financial bloggers. Stay tuned for updates...

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New Additions to the Blogroll - Wealthy Doc, Dads Dollars Debts & Miss Bonnie MD

New Additions to the Blogroll - Wealthy Doc, Dads Dollars Debts & Miss Bonnie MD

Time flies when you're having fun.  In the last 5 months, I've taken and passed the ABR Core Exam, matched for IR fellowship at my #1 ranked institution and became a Doximity Fellow.  What I haven't done is update the FPMD Blogroll.  Today I intend to remedy that by introducing you to WealthyDoc, Dads Dollars Debts and Miss Bonnie MD.  If you are a fan of this site, be sure to save all 3 to your favorites.

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