Pseudo hump day: Articles from this week

This week I missed my regular Hump Day post due to being featured on The White Coat Investor’s site. My article about Should Your Child Become a Doctor seems to have done well and if you are interested in the topic, then please go check it out.

I did not want to go by without featuring some of the articles I enjoyed this week from my fellow bloggers. So without further ado here they are.

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Being in private practice makes me a better doctor

Throughout training I had an idea, and that idea was that I would be a great academic physician. I had the right training. I had done research from college through fellowship. I had received research grants from medical school through fellowship, published numerous papers, and started defining a niche. Everything was going great. Academia here I come.

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Physician home loans

I have had a total of 3 physician home loans from Suntrust Bank. Conventional wisdom would say to wait until you can put 20% down and then buy your house. Unfortunately, many physicians are not conventional, at least not when it comes to finances. Combine a desire to buy a home in residency (not a good idea) or right out of training (also likely best to wait a year or two), banks are all too ready to give out money. For physicians, this comes in the form of a physician home loan.

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