A few week's ago, I shared with you that Doximity was accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class of Doximity Fellows. As a big fan of the Doximity network, I applied for a position. And this past week, I started as 1 of 53 Doximity fellows for 2017-2018. Yep, you can find my name listed HERE. Read on for a brief update...
Think of Doximity as the LinkedIn for doctors. Launched in 2011, Doximity was started by Jeff Tangney, former COO and Co-Founder of Epocrates. As of February 2017, Doximity has over 800,000 verified physician members, making it the largest HIPAA-secure physician network in the world. In addition to functioning as a social media network for physicians, Doximity also offers curated medical news depending on your specialty and interests and career related tools.
Why did I sign up?
I've been a member of Doximity since they launched, first claiming my profile when I was a bright-eyed medical student. Since then, the product has only gotten better. The company has steadily introduced new features that add value to the user experience. In particular, I am a big fan of the DocNews medical news digests, the Career Navigator and the Residency Navigator. The Doximity fellowship offers me the perfect opportunity to support a company whose product I already use and love. In addition, there is the potential to reach a greater number of physicians through the network, who I hope will be interested in what I have to say here at FPMD.
So what does this mean for FPMD?
Not a whole lot actually. The Doximity Fellowship will take up a portion of my time as a blogger, but I will be doing things I already love - creating content and participating in discussions of interest to health professionals. I will become more active on the Doximity network with regards to posting comments and original articles. For those of you concerned about a conflict of interest, FPMD will continue to operate as an entirely separate entity. There are no plans to feature Doximity produced content on FPMD unless it was produced by me. Thank you for supporting FPMD. Looking forward to connecting with you on Doximity. Feel free to add me as a colleague on Doximity - my profile link.
Ryan created his virtual, fee-only practice to help young physicians take control of their finances. As part of a physician family, Ryan knows the pains, struggles and joys that come from a career in medicine. When his wife was in residency, he witnessed how vulnerable she was to poor financial advice that wasn’t in her best interest. Because of this, he shifted his practice to work exclusively with young physicians who could truly benefit from unbiased, quality financial advice. PWS seeks to provide clients with the financial literacy they didn’t received despite decades in school. He offers student loan analysis, comprehensive financial planning (starting at $200/mo.), and investment management (.75% per year) with no investment minimums. Wondering if you can save for retirement while paying off student loans? Click here.