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  1. Stop catastrophizing and join some sort of co-ed sports league.
  2. Probably want to talk to an accountant about this. When you're into six figures, there might be ways to structure it more advantageously. Or at least get a small piece of infrastructure named after yourself by your appreciative recipient (if you're into that). But I don't know, mostly because I don't have a hundred large burning a hole in my pocket every year. You might not, either. While $350k per year sounds like an outrageous amount of money, by the time you account for overhead, taxes, mortgage, debt repayment, insurance, retirement savings etc it will likely be a lot less and you might not have a spare $8300 per month to donate to charity. More power to you if you do, but make sure you've done the math.
  3. Don't count on institutional amnesia as part of your match strategy. I once walked into a fellowship interview at a school where I didn't match for residency, and a member of the interview panel was the PD of the residency that I didn't match to. He remembered me. It was awkward.
  4. Stuck in the middle of the ocean on a ship full of decrepit octogenarians and limited medical resources at hand. What could possibly go wrong?
  5. As others have mentioned, too many variables to say for sure. But when in doubt, do a home school elective.
  6. Youth is wasted on the young.
  7. Ya, our group shares a billing agent. Well worth it. Tick-box billing sheet with a space to add extra codes. Handy-dandy double-sided laminated sheet at the desk showing all of the typical procedure, time-of-day premium etc codes. (I also have the schedule of benefits on my phone, in case there's something I want to confirm). She submits it, deals with OHIP when they won't pay up (always a couple of patients a month, seemingly at random) and saves us all a bunch of time and hassle.
  8. You also have to have the income to justify it. No insurer is going to sell you a $25k/month policy if you only make $15k per month.
  9. Ya, I was just making a joking point that having to pay for a great big disability policy is one of those 'good problems' to have...
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