Equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath for millennial physicians’ finances
Orthopedics Today | February 2019
Many young orthopedic surgeons, fellows and residents look at their financial situation and don’t think of themselves as owning any significant assets. This may be understandable, as most young orthopedic surgeons have low income during their training years and, even when having higher incomes once they are in practice, may be saddled with significant debt from student loans. Nonetheless, the fact is that millennial orthopedists all have a valuable asset they must recognize and protect, which is their ability to practice medicine in their specialty and the potential future income this will generate.