Unique Student Loan Considerations for Physicians
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Physicians often ignore their student loan debt because so much of their brain space and emotional energy is dedicated to their vocation of medicine. In this episode, Student Loan Planner consultants Lauryn Williams and Justin Harvey explore unique student loan considerations and strategies for physicians.

In today’s episode, you'll find out:

  • An inside look at Justin and Lauryn’s personal lives
  • How Justin and Lauryn each met their spouses
  • Mental health challenges and compartmentalization physicians face
  • Why it’s bad advice to ignore student loan debt during residency
  • Specific strategies to get in front of student loan debt during residency
  • How a student loan consult during residency saved one physician $80k
  • Considerations anesthesiologists must face when choosing employment
  • When working at a hospital might not qualify an anesthesiologist for PSLF
  • Why it might make sense to refinance your physician student loans
  • Why mental health matters in your student loan repayment plan
  • The importance of “following the money” for financial advice

Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/95

 

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