I am a Family Medicine physician who has mostly practiced Urgent Care since 2006 as a 2nd year resident. I started out in debt and was financially wasteful from 2006-2012. I realized that I valued my free time more than nice cars, a fancy home, and expensive experiences and set out to achieve financial independence.
I retired in 2016 at the age of 39. My home is in Portland, Oregon. I make delicious food in a cheap, paid off, gorgeous condominium and have amazing friends to spend time with. I read whatever I can get my hands on and write.
This blog is about everything that I discover along this path from a job-dependent citizen to a free-living and financially independent physician. If you’re a high earning healthcare professional then I hope that some of this content is relevant to you.
Age 23: Started Medical School at UCLA.
Age 27: UCLA Family Medicine residency.
Age 28: Earned $43k/year as a resident.
Age 29: Got my medical license and started moonlighting. Had a blast. Was spending every penny I earned, and then some.
Age 31: Did a 4th-year chief residency. $180k gross income.
Age 32: Full-time work at a Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. $200k income my first year.
Age 33: Started living the fancy life. Leased car, fancy condo, fancy clothes, expensive hobbies, and dining out. Monthly overhead of $20k.
Age 38: I retired in order to pursue something outside of medicine. Decided to not renew my board certification in Family Medicine.
Email me at DrMo@urgentcarecareer.com.
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