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The Attending Life

I have been teaching a lot of medical students and residents lately as the “attending / staff” physician. It’s hard to remember what it was like ten years ago, when I was an undergraduate student and clueless about the world of medicine. I was naive and green. Optimistic and cautious. I didn’t even know how much I didn’t know. At least now, I know that I don’t know a lot.

A few afternoons, I went over some non-medicalĀ  topics that the students and residents really enjoyed, so over the next few months, I will try to find time to write and post them. One, so I have a reference I can use again and again, and second, maybe someone will find it useful too.

They include topics such as

  • Physician Finances – a topic I’ve been reading and learning a lot about
    • The most important rules for financial independence
    • Understanding lifestyle inflation / creep
    • Ways doctors can be smarter with their money
  • Building a Career
    • How to find and get a job successfully
    • Crafting your career into what you want
  • Studying – how to integrate into a busy rotation / residency / practice
    • how to build systems and confidence about your medical knowledge
    • Update on websites / apps / tools I use in my day to day

In other news – Life has been good. New city, new job, great opportunities, growing family. It’s been so fast that I haven’t had time to reflect. I will have to re-read some old posts as I start to revamp and clean up this blog.

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  1. adam jacek
    adam jacek May 15, 2018


  2. Another new staff
    Another new staff May 16, 2018

    Thanks for this blog, it’s great just seeing how someone else experiences these same rites of passage. I hope it’s still a useful tool for you.

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