New attending physicians and big purchases: should you buy or not buy...

    For new attending physicians, moving from a training salary to an attending salary will be a huge change and will seem like a ton of money. But there are things to consider when thinking about where to put your new paycheck. So should you buy or should you not buy...
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    Tags: Financial Planning, Transition

    Your First 90 Days as an Attending: Big Paycheck, Bigger Opportunities

    For all the new attendings just starting practice—congratulations! Completing your training program is a huge accomplishment. And happily, you’ll now be receiving paychecks that are commensurate with your education. The first paycheck after residency will be a big change, but don’t spend it all without having a financial plan in place. So what do you do with all of that extra income?
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    Tags: Financial Planning

    5 Answers to Top Physician Disability Insurance Questions

    Insurance seems simple enough. You pay premiums in exchange for the insurer’s promise to compensate you in the event of a covered loss. It’s pretty easy to assume that all insurance products are essentially alike and fairly straightforward. But it can be dangerous to assume that physician disability insurance works the same way.
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    Tags: Disability Insurance, Transition

    6 Things Physicians Ought to Know About Disability Insurance

    Disability insurance protects you against financial hardship if injury or illness prevent you from working. But be careful when you look at disability insurance policies! It’s a particular product that works in a unique way, so we want to help you with a easy-to-follow checklist to what you should consider as you look at disability insurance policies. I've rounded up the more important things to consider as you go through the process of picking a disability insurance policy.
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    Are all aspects of your life ready for your attending position?

    Congratulations! You’ve finished your residency or fellowship and you’re now an attending physician! But for many young physicians finishing their training, the transition from intern to attending can be exhilarating but also nerve-wracking. Here we've laid out some of the most important non-clinical aspects of your transition.
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    Tags: Transition

    ​The 4 things residents need to do before the end of training

    Do you have questions about transitioning from your training program to your first attending position? We have a list that will cover the most important aspects of the process. Completing these five steps will help you get off to the best start possible as a new attending.
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    Tags: Transition

    Dealing with medical student loan debt

    Physicians today are graduating medical school with a higher average medical student loan debt than the residents and fellows who came before them. The need for physicians is pressing but the cost to become one is higher than ever. Medical student loan debt can stifle financial success and curtail personal goals if it’s not dealt with properly.
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    Tags: Financial Planning, Student Loan Debt

    Top 10 interviewing tips for physicians

    ​Around this time each year, we post our top 10 tips for Interviewing as a way to educate and help residents and fellows improve in this critical area of transitioning from training to practice. These interviewing tips, along with a professional CV, will help you to land the perfect position for you.
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    Tags: Interviewing, Job Search

    4 tips to perfect your CV

    The beginning of your last year of training is when you’ll want to refresh and update your CV. Your CV will act as an introduction to potential employers, and is a summary of your background. Its goal is to clearly outline your credentials for a professional position. You may not have touched it since applying for residency, so time to brush it off and add to it the additional skills you have acquired during training. Your CV may get only 30 to 60 seconds of consideration by a potential employer, so remember that your CV is your chance to impress.
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    Countdown to practice checklist

    ​Welcome to your final year of training! This series will provide a countdown to practice overview checklist, and then will go further in-depth on the various subtopics. The goal of this series is to help you feel prepared to leave training and start your life as an attending physician.
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    Tags: Final Countdown, Job Search

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