2BrokeDocsOct 21, 2021
How to go to Medical School for Free!
Primary Care Guilt
Many low income and underrepresented students have very little exposure to health care as a career, the exception being exposure to primary care physicians and/or emergency medicine physicians. Beyond that, it is hard to comprehend other types of specialities and see them as a viable career choice.
Additionally, many students from underrepresented backgrounds feel a strong sense of obligation to care for their communities. Since the only exposure we have to physicians is PCPs, we assume that that is the only way to properly serve our communities.
Primary care is a WONDERFUL speciality that impacts so many lives and can be fulfilling for so many providers. However, it is grossly underpaid! And, it is not the only way to help and serve your community!
Your choice of speciality should take into consideration your passions, lifestyles and career and financial goals.
👩🏻⚕️👩🏽⚕️Dr. Stephanie Liou is a primary care pediatrician, but Dr. Ashley Smith-Nunez is planning to sub-specialize in Pulmonary and Critical Care. Both are important and neither needs to feel guilty!
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Who are 2BrokeDocs?
Welcome to our podcast! In our first episode we introduce ourselves and tell you a little about our financial journeys, our journeys into medicine, and what we hope to accomplish with this podcast.
2BrokeDocs is a podcast about money for doctors and future doctors. We believe you can become a successful doctor without being born into money or dying in debt -- and we want to help you get there! Follow our journey as we talk about navigating scholarships, loans, and all of the expensive steps along the way to becoming a doctor.
2BrokeDocs was founded by Dr. Ashley Smith-Nuñez and Dr. Stephanie Liou to empower first-gen, low income, and underrepresented students & trainees to overcome financial barriers in medical education. Visit www.2brokedocs.com or follow @2BrokeDocs on IG/Twitter/Fb!