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Foreign BornMD

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Name:
Foreign Born MD
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
International Medical Graduates, Budgeting, Immigration, Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Residency,
Start Year:
2017

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Net worth:
$2,500,000.00
Location:
Oregon, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Physician (Doctor)
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Latest Blog Posts

As I walked into the room, I see my patient laying in bed, eyes closed. His wife of 50+ years The post Holiday Season, Giving Back, #actsofkindness appeared first on Foreign Born MD - Achieving the American Dream. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2017 @ 1:44 PM
An article published by American Medical Association Journal, AMA Wire in January 2016 reports that American medical students spend between The post Best of Medicine Residency Interview Tips and Costs: Part 2 appeared first on Foreign Born MD - Achieving the American Dream. ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 12:14 PM
We bought our first home a year after I became an attending physician. As I was on a J1 visa The post 10 Reasons I Paid Cash For My Home appeared first on Foreign Born MD - Achieving the American Dream. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 2:00 AM
The day I have been waiting for is finally here. Employment contract in hand, more money on the table that I dream possible. After many years of education, medical school, scutwork and residency, the dream is, but a wisp away. 20K sign on bonus, 12K relocation bonus, 350K first year salary guarantee – show me the dotted line and I’m all yours! Whoops! Hold it right there. Let’s find out more ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 11:48 PM
(Foreign BornMD is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.) I am very frugal with my finances. Back when we got married over 12 years ago, my husband was not. Over time, he has embraced my frugal gene as well: We do our own yard and pool maintenance. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 10:49 PM
In almost every physician compensation report posted out there, the top rows are filled with surgical specialties such as Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and a sprinkle of medical specialties like Intervention Cardiology and Gastroenterology. According to Medscape’s 2017 salary survey, average annual physician compensation for Orthopedics Surgery was 489K, all the way down to an average of 202K for Pediatrics, 209K for Family Medicine and 225K for Internal Medicine. What if ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 9:36 PM
In almost every physician salary compensation report posted out there, the top rows are filled with surgical specialties such as Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and a sprinkle of medical specialties like Intervention Cardiology and Gastroenterology. According to Medscape’s 2017 salary survey, average annual physician compensation for Orthopedics Surgery was 489K, all the way down to an average of 202K for Pediatrics, 209K for Family Medicine and 225K for Internal Medicine. What ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 9:36 PM
Now that Halloween is over, it is time to stalk some great post-Halloween sales at several stores – Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Michaels – where you can save 75 to 90% or more off Halloween products. Read on to find out how to best score these awesome deals! I normally purchase random costumes and put it into my children’s dress-up trunk. Last year, I bought 10 brand new costumes for ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 3:00 AM
I turned around to grab my backpack off the chair, and walked out of the lecture hall, breathing a sigh of relief. After a long day of medical school lectures, I was looking forward to taking a break, grabbing a bite at the cafeteria before my mid-afternoon Problem Based Learning Session. As I reached the elevator, my cell-phone rang. It was my mum, sobbing, “You have to go to his ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 3:39 PM
Between medical school, USMLE fees, travel expenses and living expenses, my budget was getting tighter and tighter. That, and along with the much needed United States Clinical Experience in order to be a competitive candidate for residency meant that I had to watch my every dollar and cent. I was fortunate that my FA-MO bank (Father/Mother) had enough saved that my medical school fees were completely paid for. Since my father ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 6:49 PM

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