Medical training involves exhaustive time, energy and resources that are all put towards doctors in training becoming excellent clinicians. However, most of us finishing our training have had minimal education on our finances. It may not be emphasized while training but, we all know that, having financial stability gives you the opportunity to work because we enjoy it and not because we have to.
As my partner Matt and I come on the verge of having our first ‘real’ jobs, we are overloaded with too much information. We never had to consider retirement accounts or income taxes beyond turbo-tax because we are just trying to stay afloat in our sea of student loan debt. How do we choose our job? Should we be employees or independent contractors? Is it wise to pay off our debt first or start saving for retirement or even play the stock market?
Matt and I got together and decided to create this website so that medical students, residents and attendings can learn along with us about the Business of Emergency Medicine. Be sure to check back soon for new posts!