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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Top 10 Sites to Save Money on Interview Travel

Top 10 Sites to Save Money on Interview Travel

Well it's that time of the year again! Many FPMD readers are now jetting across the country in search of their perfect residency or fellowship position.  Last year I wrote a post about Money Saving Tips for Interview Season. Instead of rewriting the same post over and over again each year, I want to put together this "evergreen" article so new readers won't have to dig through the archives. This will be nested under the "TOP 10" menu in the navigation bar.  Here are my top 10 sites to save money on interview travel.

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Future Proof Detour - SEAS 2017 and the Bright Future of Interventional Radiology

Future Proof Detour - SEAS 2017 and the Bright Future of Interventional Radiology

Welcome to another Future Proof Detour. If you are a long time FPMD reader, you already know that I chose to go into a lesser-known medical specialty - Interventional Radiology (IR).  I covered my motivations in a previous post - Why Interventional Radiology?  3 weeks ago, I attended the 2017 annual meeting of the Southeastern Angiographic Society (SEAS) in Charleston, SC and I want to share my experience with you. 

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3 Lessons from Mayweather vs. McGregor

3 Lessons from Mayweather vs. McGregor

Last weekend's spectacle fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor came and went.  You may have heard of the staggering sum of money involved in the the match, with a guaranteed minimum purse of $100 million going to Mayweather and $30 million going to McGregor.  Don't shed any tears for McGregor though, his guaranteed minimum was still 10 times higher than the previous UFC record of $3 million (also held by McGregor).  Here are 3 lessons to be learned from this historic fight.

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Why Students Should Go to the Cheapest Medical School

Why Students Should Go to the Cheapest Medical School

Future Proof MD has long been a blog for medical students and residents.  Today I want to expand on that audience just a little and speak to those aspiring college students who are looking to commit to career in medicine.  There are many considerations that go into the important decision of choosing a medical school.  I hope to share with you my admittedly biased opinion.  The following post also represents my first article as a Doximity Fellow.  You can read the entire post at Doximity Op-(m)ed.  An excerpt is provided below.

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DEAL: The Smart Physician's Guide to Negotiating Salary Ebook - FREE

DEAL: The Smart Physician's Guide to Negotiating Salary Ebook - FREE

Dr. John Jurica is the mind behind the Vital Physician Executive - a blog dedicated to producing regular actionable content that helps new and developing physician executives.  John just released his long anticipated ebook - The Smart Physician's Guide To Negotiating Salary And Other Vital Contract Issues.  You can purchase it at Amazon for $8.99.  But for FPMD readers, you can download it for the great low price of FREE!

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Future Proof Detour - Why Interventional Radiology?

Future Proof Detour - Why Interventional Radiology?

Welcome to another Future Proof Detour post.  Every once in awhile I like to talk about something other than money.  I shared with you previously about How I Became a Radiologist.  Now let me tell you how I decided that Interventional Radiology (IR) is the career for me.  Fair warning - this one is a bit longer than my usual post.

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Future Proof Detour - Interview Jitters

Future Proof Detour - Interview Jitters

Welcome to another Future Proof Detour post.  Every once in awhile I like to talk about something outside of finance.  Many medical students and residents are currently jetting across the country in search of the perfect residency/fellowship.  As you may have read from a previous post, I myself am in the process of finding the perfect Interventional Radiology (IR) fellowship.  Today I want to take a detour and talk a little about what I call the "Interview Jitters." 

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