For many new physicians, the transition from resident to practicing physician can be quite an adjustment. While you’ve spent years studying and training for this moment, life after residency can be a lot to handle as you quickly find it has its own unique set of responsibilities, such as paying back student loans, choosing a direction for your career, and simply navigating the ‘real-world’ as a young professional.
Congratulations on finishing medical school and your residency! That long-awaited time in your life is finally here. Now you’re saving lives while working full-time to pay back those large student loans. Here are some tips for balancing it all those first few years post-residency: