Hey everyone. Sorry for the long hiatus. I've been wanting to update the blog for some time now but let's just say IR fellowship is turning out exactly as advertised. For those unfamiliar with interventional radiology training, it is more intense than anything I’ve ever experienced. I have never worked so much and slept so little in my entire life. Funny how chronic sleep deprivation can influence your priority list during the few waking hours you have available each day. Even so, I do want to take a moment to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Still Alive and Breathing Update
I’m keenly aware that the last post on FPMD was from way back in June, which now seems like a lifetime ago. Thank you to those readers who’ve reached out to me by email to make sure I’m still alive. As I have alluded to above, IR fellowship has proven to be extremely challenging, not only in terms of learning the medical skills necessary to take care of a patient undergoing minimally invasive procedures, but also demanding personally. Luckily, my co-fellows are a group of rock stars and together we have been able to keep our heads above water. If any readers are medical students interested in intervention radiology as a potential career, feel free to reach out to me by email at email@example.com.
Keep Calm and Carry On…
Even though I have not had time to read the many physician finance blogs I used to frequent or pay attention to the markets in general, I am certainly aware of the latest slow crash we are experiencing. This morning, I heard that the market experienced the worst Christmas Eve ever. Now I’m very thankful that fellowship has kept me so busy that I wasn’t even aware that we’ve entered Bear Market territory. But for those of you who are following the financial markets closer than me, I have one word of advice…
FPMD has always been a personal passion project. And I’ve really enjoyed connecting with all of you readers and all of the other physician bloggers throughout the last few years. Unfortunately I’m going to have to put the blog on pause for the remainder of my fellowship. I hope to return to blogging later in 2019. Some topics bouncing around in my head include negotiating a contract as a new physician straight out of training, comparing private practice jobs vs. employment vs. academic medicine etc. Thanks to those of you who still frequent the blog. Hope to talk to you all later next year! Happy Holidays!