The Military Physician Side Hustle

  Seems like this day and age there is always something to complain about…military or not.  As Physicians we all get beat down by the daily grind and NOBODY is immune to burnout.  It may have taken you 12 years to finally achieve this “dream job”, so how does it feel?! Unfortunately, too often it …

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BRS For All ??

If you are considering joining the military for your medical career path then you are signing up during a time where financial compensation and available benefits are at an all time high.  PLUS the government will begin matching service member retirement account contributions (up to 5% of your base pay) starting 01JAN2018. Before I get …

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The NDAA of 2017 and the future of Military Medicine

  Have you read the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017?  I hope not.  It is long, wordy and really boring.  Unfortunately in medicine we are accustom to boring text that doesn’t seem important at the time but then shows up on the final exam.  The text from Congress might seem mundane, but it has …

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The Cons of Military Medicine

I made a big error recently.  I ventured on to the Student Doctor Network (SDN) and stumbled across a post about military medicine.  The original poster asked whether or not $400k in debt was better than military service.  Everybody responding seemed to agree that the debt was better than joining the military.  I took issue …

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High-Value, Low-Cost CV Bullets

“I am not lazy…I am efficient” I knew I wanted to be a doctor when I was in middle school but unfortunately I had other priorities take precedence once high school started (i.e. trying to be cool, playing sports, trying really hard to be cool, etc).  I was pretty smart but needed self-discipline to get …

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The Definition of Financial Security

What does financial security mean to you?? Financial security can mean many different things depending on who you are talking to. Here’s my take:  Having enough savings and stability of income to produce financial confidence and in return relieve financial stress. Sounds boring, right?  Well, lets talk about how your military time commitment is literally THE …

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