Category: Success

Book Review: A Doctor’s Guide to Personal Finance

I have been religiously reading the White Coat Investor (WCI) blog for a few years now.  The information I have learned there has guided a huge number of my personal and professional decisions.  I now teach personal finance to the house officers and students who take an elective practice management rotation and have gotten positive

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How and Why to Do a Proper Handshake

Interacting with other humans is hard.  As a culture, we have a terrible time determining if someone is telling the truth or lying.  The handshake originated as a way to determine that the other person doesn’t have a weapon they could use against you.  In veterinary medicine, we will often shake hands when meeting someone

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You Can Do Anything You Want

…But you can’t do EVERYTHING you want.  I first heard this principle applied to high-income professionals with respect to their personal finances and I love it.  I use it when I teach the senior vet students about personal finances.  If you want, you can: 1) Live in LA, 2) Buy a new BMW, 3) Send

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Tips on Efficiently Downsizing With Your Pet

This is a guest post from a reader at ourbestfriends.pet who reached out to me recently. Since those who progress through veterinary medicine- especially going into advanced training- move so frequently, I thought it was a good topic. Going from undergrad, to vet school, to internship, to residency, to a faculty position usually involves at

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M&M Rounds: You’re not an RFHB

During M&M rounds, we will examine some fictitious cases and evaluate the facts and consider some solutions to these problems. Gary is a 21-year-old Caucasian male who presented for not being a reasonable freaking human being.  Lisa is a 26-year-old Asian-American female who presented for the same.  The symptoms for Gary include yelling at customer

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