Monthly Archives: January 2018

This physician loves being a doctor. He just wants to do it less.

97 Shares Share Tweet Share Recently, I made the announcement that I am financially independent from medicine. As a quick recap, I’ll just say that I no longer have to rely on my physician’s salary as my primary source of income thanks to my other ventures, and yes, passive sources of income. Since then, the number one question … Continue reading

Top 5 questions doctors should ask during a job interview

368 Shares Share Tweet Share Have you ever come out of an interview feeling like you spent an hour (or more) talking about yourself but learning absolutely nothing about your potential employer? I certainly have. Sure, interviews are a chance for potential employers to see if you are a good fit, but after way too … Continue reading

Top 5 questions doctors should ask during a job interview

368 Shares Share Tweet Share Have you ever come out of an interview feeling like you spent an hour (or more) talking about yourself but learning absolutely nothing about your potential employer? I certainly have. Sure, interviews are a chance for potential employers to see if you are a good fit, but after way too … Continue reading

It’s time to debunk the myth that doctors’ dollars come easily

9K Shares Share Tweet Share A few months ago, I hired a contractor for a home improvement project.  He didn’t know that I was a physician at the time, and we came to a mutually agreeable price. Fast forward a few weeks, when we realized that we needed an extra, seemingly small, addition to our … Continue reading

It’s important to proactively manage your resident progress. Here’s how.

44 Shares Share Tweet Share Physician training is an extremely high stakes business, not only for the patients that will be under the care of the eventual independent, fully-trained, board-certified doctor, but for the trainee herself. The financial and time costs of the entire training process are enormous. To become derailed from the board certification … Continue reading

Segregation in the medical school classroom

781 Shares Share Tweet Share “Are you a left-sider or a right-sider?” my classmate asked with a puzzled look during an end-of-the-year dinner among first-year medical students. I was confused. He repeated himself then answered. “Do you sit on the left or the right side in class … that’s right; you sit on the right.” … Continue reading

Segregation in the medical school classroom

781 Shares Share Tweet Share “Are you a left-sider or a right-sider?” my classmate asked with a puzzled look during an end-of-the-year dinner among first-year medical students. I was confused. He repeated himself then answered. “Do you sit on the left or the right side in class … that’s right; you sit on the right.” … Continue reading

A #MeToo moment with a pediatrician

65 Shares Share Tweet Share There I was, an awkward 13 year old sitting in the doctor’s office. For the past two weeks, I had been complaining to my mom about rib pain, and she had scheduled a visit to the pediatrician. I was very active — I played softball constantly — and she wanted … Continue reading

A #MeToo moment with a pediatrician

65 Shares Share Tweet Share There I was, an awkward 13 year old sitting in the doctor’s office. For the past two weeks, I had been complaining to my mom about rib pain, and she had scheduled a visit to the pediatrician. I was very active — I played softball constantly — and she wanted … Continue reading

A #MeToo moment with a pediatrician

65 Shares Share Tweet Share There I was, an awkward 13 year old sitting in the doctor’s office. For the past two weeks, I had been complaining to my mom about rib pain, and she had scheduled a visit to the pediatrician. I was very active — I played softball constantly — and she wanted … Continue reading