As an intern in ob-gyn, one of the things you look forward to the most is getting to be the surgeon while an attending is your assistant for a cesarean delivery. In some residency programs this doesn’t happen until your second year of training. Most of the time you are honing skills on uneventful vaginal… Continue reading Holding the Knife for the First Time
This is a true story from my otherwise uneventful Monday night. I was driving my 4 year old daughter home from swim lessons and planned to stop at Taco Bell, her current favorite, for dinner afterwards. After I parked, I realized I forgot my wallet at home but luckily I did have my cell phone. … Continue reading A Humbling Night at Taco Bell
How Can I Start Investing if I Don't Even Know What the Terms Mean? People have different opinions on how, when, and what to invest in. A good rule of thumb is to SAVE (emergency fund and college funds for kids), PAY OFF DEBT, and INVEST all at the same time. This means you do… Continue reading Investing in the Stock Market? I Never Learned About This in Medical School!
As a young physician, I found that most of my colleagues were completely financially illiterate- myself included. The simple fact is that we have dedicated our time and efforts to learning about medicine, not finances. We also tend to find reading material on the subject dry and uninteresting. However, with more and more physicians in… Continue reading Getting into the Stock Market as a Physician? It’s not as Complicated as you Think.
The statistics are staggering. The high maternal mortality rate in the US has been a matter of great interest and debate, spurring a reflective look into our healthcare system to determine why our country is on the wrong end of this statistic. The reasons and numbers vary across the country and notably in the state… Continue reading Rising Maternal Mortality in the US: Real or Just Hype?