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Women physicians make $2 Million less than male physicians?! #293

Nii talks with Molly Bell, a recruiter at Provider Solutions & Development, to discuss the income pay gender gap between women and men physicians and how women can negotiate their pay and leverage other benefits.  Things to expect in this episode:Gender pay disparity statistics and the reasons behind themMolly Bell’s role as a liaison between the candidate and the hospitalThe physician shortage and how women can leverageIs working as a full-time-employee negotiableResources:Physician Incomes Begin To Recover From PandemicFemale Physicians Earn An Estimated $2 Million Less Than Male Physicians Over A Simulated 40-Year CareerExploring the Physician Gender Pay GapWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!!TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ON FUTURE EPISODES!!!!FILL OUT THE DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX PODCAST SURVEY (in partnership w INCROWD)INCROWDMAKE EXTRA MONEY AS A RESIDENT OR ATTENDING - COMPLETE MEDICAL SURVEYS WITH INCROWDWATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!Join our communityText word PODCAST to 833-230-2860Twitter: @drniidarkoInstagram: @drniidarkoEmail: [email protected] Course: www.docswhopodcast.comMerch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.comThis episode is edited by:Your Podcast PalThis episode is sponsored by Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out HERETwitter: @PSDConnectsFacebook: @PSDConnectsLinkedIN: Provider Solutions & Development
July 3, 2022

Meet Dr. Trevor: Nomadic Pediatric, Making Ortho Surgery Money, $300K Student Debt Loan Slayer #292

Nii sits down with Trevor Cabrera, who completed his residency training in General Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and then transitioned to working as an exclusive Locum Tenens provider. Listen in as Dr. Cabrera, also known as The Nomadic Pediatrician, talks about his first locum job, paying off student loans, the lifestyle locum work affords him, and his blog that documents his travels and experiences.Things to expect in this episode:Trevor discusses why he pivoted to locum workThe early, lean locum daysConsistent locum work and paying off student loansThe lifestyle of a locum, especially the benefitsGrowing through locum workCheck out The Nomadic Pediatrician Blog: www.thenomadicpediatrician.comAdditional Dr. Cabrera writings:5 ways to make locums housing feel like homeFrom medical school to residency to…locums?Paying off medical school debtThe social life of a locum physicianWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ON FUTURE EPISODES!!!!FILL OUT THE DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX PODCAST SURVEY (in partnership w INCROWD)WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!Join our communityText word PODCAST to 833-230-2860Twitter: @drniidarkoInstagram: @drniidarkoEmail: [email protected] Course: www.docswhopodcast.comMerch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.comThis episode is edited by: Your Podcast PalThis episode is sponsored by:Locumstory. Learn how locum tenens helps doctors make more and have the lifestyle they deserve!. Check them outHERE!Locumstory. Learn how locum tenens helps doctors make more and have the lifestyle they deserve!. Check them out at HERE!
June 24, 2022

Will this book make you a sociopath? – The Subtle Art of Not Giving A #@%! by Mark Manson #291

After reading Mark Manson’s New York Times Best Seller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F-ck, not once, but two times, Nii extracts and summarizes the most noteworthy points.Things to expect in this episode:Who you are is defined by what you are willing to struggle forLearn to give a F about what’s really important to youChoose values that you can control and are not based on othersIs the root of your constant stress and anxiety a need for approval?Happiness is misunderstoodATOMIC HABITS BOOK FACTOR_  (Healthy, Fully-Prepared Meals Delivered) Click HERE to get $40 off the 1st Box you order!!!WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ON FUTURE EPISODES!!!!FILL OUT THE DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX PODCAST SURVEY (in partnership w INCROWD)INCROWDMAKE EXTRA MONEY AS A RESIDENT OR ATTENDING - COMPLETE MEDICAL SURVEYS WITH INCROWDWATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!Join our communityText word PODCAST to 833-230-2860Twitter: @drniidarkoInstagram: @drniidarkoEmail: [email protected] Course: www.docswhopodcast.comMerch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.comThis episode is edited by:Your Podcast PalThis episode is sponsored by Set For Life Insurance. What the Darkos use for great disability insurance at a low cost!! Check them out at www.setforlifeinsurance.comProvider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out HERETwitter: @PSDConnectsFacebook: @PSDConnectsLinkedIN: Provider Solutions & Development
June 20, 2022

One small idea can become a multi-million dollar business #290

A leading expert in medical entrepreneurship and healthcare venture capital, John Shufeldt, MD, sits down with Nii to discuss the twenty businesses he has started, their successes and failures, and how physicians can start and scale their own ventures.Things to expect in this episode:Tribal Health, is the best thing he’s done in healthcareShufeldt discusses the difference between staffing mission-driven people and those there for the paycheckShufeldt discusses the successes and failures of the many businesses he’s started and sold. The difference between bad execution and bad business ideas How much capital should one invest into their business, and how are venture capital connections made?WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ON FUTURE EPISODES!!!!FILL OUT THE DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX PODCAST SURVEY (in partnership w INCROWD)INCROWDMAKE EXTRA MONEY AS A RESIDENT OR ATTENDING - COMPLETE MEDICAL SURVEYS WITH INCROWDWATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!Join our communityText word PODCAST to 833-230-2860 Twitter: @drniidarkoInstagram: @drniidarkoEmail: [email protected] Course: www.docswhopodcast.comMerch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.comThis episode is sponsored by :Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out HERETwitter: @PSDConnectsFacebook: @PSDConnectsLinkedIN: Provider Solutions & Development
June 13, 2022

Let's talk about Treasury I-Bonds! #289

Inflation is here and there aren’t many people out there who are fans of it either. Gas and food prices are through the roof (among other consumables). But there might be a small silver lining in this if you have some extra cash lying around. Treasury I Bonds (issued by the U.S. Treasury) have been very enticing lately. This is not just because they’re considered safe, but also because the interest rate is tied to the government’s measure of inflation. TLDR: The higher inflation goes, the higher the interest rates on I Bonds. Dr. Leif Dahleen, also known as Physician on Fire, is on the show to discuss the basics of I Bonds. Things to expect in this episode:What are US Treasury I BondsHow are US Treasury I Bonds calculatedThe Pros & Cons of using Treasury I BondsWhy does Physician on Fire recommend Treasury I BondsWho should be purchasing these bondsPhysician on Fire’s Step by Step Guide on Treasury I Bonds: How, When, and Why To Buy I BondsWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! FILL OUT THE DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX PODCAST SURVEY (in partnership w INCROWD)INCROWDMAKE EXTRA MONEY AS A RESIDENT OR ATTENDING - COMPLETE MEDICAL SURVEYS WITH INCROWDWATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!Join our communityText word PODCAST to 833-230-2860Twitter: @drniidarkoInstagram: @drniidarkoEmail: [email protected] Course: www.docswhopodcast.comMerch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.comThis episode is edited by: Your Podcast PalThis episode is sponsored by: Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out HERETwitter: @PSDConnectsFacebook: @PSDConnectsLinkedIN: Provider Solutions & DevelopmentSet For Life Insurance. What the Darkos use for great disability insurance at a low cost!! Check them out at www.setforlifeinsurance.com
June 10, 2022

Navient owes me $500 #288

Navient got sued by multiple states for unscrupulous behavior that pushed borrowers to use forbearance instead of income-driven repayment plans. Things to expect in this episode:Nii talks about how much he’s getting from the class-action lawsuit against NavientNii talks about how the multiple forbearances ballooned his loans from $240,000 to $330,000NPR reports Problems with Income-Driven Repayment PlanCrazy work schedules to pay off student loansFill out the Docs Outside the Box SurveyThe Batman brief reviewWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ON FUTURE EPISODES!!!!FILL OUT THE DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX PODCAST SURVEY (in partnership w INCROWD)INCROWDMAKE EXTRA MONEY AS A RESIDENT OR ATTENDING - COMPLETE MEDICAL SURVEYS WITH INCROWDWATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE!https://www.youtube.com/drniidarkoJoin our communityText word PODCAST to 833-230-2860 Twitter: @drniidarkoInstagram: @drniidarkoEmail: [email protected] Course: www.docswhopodcast.comMerch: https://docs-outside-the-box.creator-spring.comFactor: I’m eating quick and easy, flavorful food with Factor while on locums. Click HERE to get $40 off the 1st Box you order!!!This episode is sponsored by:Set For Life Insurance. What the Darkos use for great disability insurance at a low cost!! Check them out at www.setforlifeinsurance.comLocumstory. Learn how locum tenens helps doctors make more and have the lifestyle they deserve!. Check them out HERE!Locumstory. Learn how locum tenens helps doctors make more and have the lifestyle they deserve!. Check them out at HERE!
June 6, 2022

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This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. You won't find these stories in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.
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Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

My name is Nii Darko and let me get real with you. As a kid, I always wanted to have an impact on people or be larger than life. I thought about becoming an astronaut, athlete, lawyer, or doctor. It wasn’t until the Cosby Show that I knew what I wanted to be. A successful doctor with a beautiful wife, great kids, and lives in Brooklyn… What more could a regular kid from Queens, New York want?

After getting the degrees, credentials, and certifications, I realized that my life was far from a TV show. As a doctor, not only was I not in complete control over my life, but I also hadn’t explored other talents I knew I had. I was in a box.

After a year of doing locums work, I had met so many doctors making moves outside of traditional medicine. There were doctors who did medical humanitarian work in war-torn places of the world, others running their own businesses, and some on TV.

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