Strategies For Reducing The Burden Of Call ( Part 1 of 2)

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After catching my recent interview on the White Coat Investor podcast (thanks for the opportunity, Jim!), a like-minded reader wrote in asking if I had suggestions on how he might reduce or eliminate call responsibilities. Except for a year of failed experimentation in ER surge call (don’t ask), I never take call working in emergency medicine, so I’m a definite …

Docs Who Cut Back #13: Family Medicine Doc

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Few 30 year olds are able to accurately predict what they’d like to eat for dinner, much less how their future selves will feel in a career 1-2 decades out from completion of training, which is why this next interviewee rocked my world. She and her husband trained in Family Medicine and began a job-sharing arrangement from day one. They …

I’m On Episode 17 of the What’s Up Next Podcast!

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Today I’ll depart from my usual post and instead ask you to download the What’s Up Next podcast, hosted by Doc G and Paul David Thompson.¬†Episode #17 tackles the very pertinent question of whether physicians should pursue Financial Independence (FI), and explores the implications of their doing so, such as: Do physicians violate an unwritten social contract if they opt …

Docs Who Cut Back #12: Dr. McFrugal

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Dr. McFrugal is an anesthesiologist and fellow physician finance blogger who has distinguished himself as my favorite purveyor of food porn – I’ve never seen a photo of one of his plant-based meals I didn’t immediately want to put a fork in. He espouses minimalism, frugality, and the selective pursuit of luxury that provides his family pleasure out of proportion. …

Docs Who Cut Back #11: BT

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BT is an emergency physician residing in the south. He’s married to an internist and a father to three daughters (the oldest just started university). His career saw him working at a community hospital, which he left to become an academic faculty member and researcher, which he left to return to community practice once again. He picked up and grew …