GUEST POST: Beginner's Guide to Bureau of Health Workforce Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

GUEST POST: Beginner's Guide to Bureau of Health Workforce Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

Did you know that the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), which is part of the federal government's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides its own scholarship and loan repayment programs for students pursuing careers in the health workforce?  There are four programs to which students may want to consider applying.  They have varying eligibility requirements, funding offerings and application deadlines.

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REPAYE Revisited

REPAYE Revisited

The consistently most read post on FPMD has been PAYE vs. REPAYE for more than 1 year now.  Try typing "PAYE vs. REPAYE" into Google and you'll see why.  I mentioned previously that I switched from IBR to REPAYE via this White Coat Investor guest post.  Now that I've been on REPAYE for almost 9 months, let's take a closer look at my student loans under the new repayment terms.

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GUEST POST: I Switched to REPAYE and I Like It

GUEST POST: I Switched to REPAYE and I Like It

If you are a fan of Future Proof MD, then there is a very good chance that you also know about the White Coat Investor (WCI).  In fact, Dr. Jim Dahle was one of the inspirations for me to start my little blog in the first place.  I'm very excited to feature my very first guest post on WCI.  I hope you enjoy.  Excerpt below.

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GUEST POST: Navigating between Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) and Student Loan Refinancing

GUEST POST: Navigating between Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) and Student Loan Refinancing

Future Proof, MD is proud to feature our very first article on LeverageRx - a comparison site and online financial help desk for doctors, dentists and other medical professionals.   Click HERE to read the rest of this article at LeverageRx.  Here's an excerpt:

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Future Proof Shares - 6/8/2016

Future Proof Shares - 6/8/2016

We live in an amazing world of constant information, sometimes it can get overwhelming.  "Future Proof Shares" is a weekly series with the goal of selecting a few interesting pieces of media on money and medicine from around the Interwebs.  They may be old or new but will always be new to me.  This series is inspired by "The Sunday Best" by my fellow physician money blogger Physician on FIRE (PoF).  Enjoy!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Credible now on Future Proof ReFi Central

ANNOUNCEMENT: Credible now on Future Proof ReFi Central

Thank you for your support of Future Proof ReFi Central.  Today we welcome another partner - Credible.com.  The Kayak of student loan refinancing, Credible allows you to receive and compare multiple, personalized offers from lenders like CommonBond, Purefy, Citizens Bank, CollegeAve and many more in less than 2 minutes!  There is absolutely no commitment and checking out your options on Credible will not affect your credit score.  Again, student loan refinancing is not for everyone.  But if you decide that's the way to go for you, Future Proof is here to help you get the best deal.

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American Medical Association (AMA) Member Discounts

American Medical Association (AMA) Member Discounts

American Medical Association (AMA) is the nation's largest and oldest professional association for physicians.  No matter what you may think about the politics of the AMA, if you went through medical education in the US, there is a good chance that you have been a member at some point in your medical training.  Heck, I don't remember ever signing up but somehow I still get a membership card in the mail every year!  Turns out there are financial benefits to being a member of the AMA. 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: CommonBond now on WCM ReFi Central

ANNOUNCEMENT: CommonBond now on WCM ReFi Central

2 weeks ago, I introduced ReFi Central to WCM readers.  My goal is to connect readers looking to refinance their student loan debt with as many service providers as possible so they can find the best offer for their individual situations.  Of course, with a nice reader bonus to boot.  Today we welcome CommonBond to the list of ReFi providers.  If there are any other providers that you would like to see in the WCM ReFi Central, please comment below.

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AAMC FIRST eBook on PSLF

AAMC FIRST eBook on PSLF

Editor's Note: Shout out to financial advisor Cheri Marks at University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine for bringing this to my attention.  Thanks Cheri!

AAMC FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) offers a wealth of information and tools for medical trainees at all different levels of training - from pre-health to fellowship.  Definitely check it out when you have time.  They put together a nice ebook on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) which is very helpful if you are considering taking advantage of PSLF.  Check it out below. 

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