How medical training teaches doctors to be financially unhealthy
“We physicians must come to terms with the trauma caused by the financial insecurity built into our training and the ripple effect it has even after we finish training, both as a way to repair ourselves individually and as a way to assure that our profession survives.
The cost of medical education is high, but the cost of the financial lessons learned in the course of obtaining that education is even higher. It may be a price too high for future doctors to bear.”
Elizabeth Hughes is a dermatologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “How medical training teaches doctors to be financially unhealthy.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/08/how-medical-training-teaches-doctors-to-be-financially-unhealthy.html)