Good morning and welcome back to the breadwinning, six figure, millionaire moms!
As usual, today I have another great and amazing story to share. After reading my interview with the amazing Hatton1, Drsan1 reached out to me to share her story. Remember, just last week I talked about the forces that keep doctors, who people usually assume are wealthy, from achieving financial success. So don’t make the mistake of thinking that all doctors come out of medical school with a golden ticket!
So without further ado, lets get to know Drsan1 – and hear her story.
- Tell us about yourself!
2. Let’s get some details – how much money do you make, and how long did it take you to get there? And are you a millionaire or are you on the way?
3. How did you get started in the workforce?
As a physician I actually wanted to do this since fifth grade! No one I knew ever became a doctor, or even tried to become a doctor. Sickness and mental illness that ravaged my family made me want to help. I studied, and prayed, and studied more, and eventually my dream came true.
4. How did you get from where you started to where you are now?
To become a physician you have to get a bachelors degree, then go to medical school. To even get an interview for medical school you have to have awesome college grades and good MCAT scores (the test to get into medical school). I actually never took the MCAT as I was accepted into an early acceptance program where I was accepted into medical school second year of college as long as I kept a 3.2 GPA. After medical school was a 3 year residency in Internal Medicine then I became a Hospitalist. One interesting twist is that the CEO at my dream job retired and fast forward 2 years and 2 different CEO’s later my group collapsed and I resigned, commuted an hour each way for two years then returned to my “original job” even though it was not my dream job anymore. It was a job near home and my family.
5. Where do you want to go in your career – and your financial life?
6. What’s the biggest challenge in being a breadwinning mom? What’s the best part?
7. Have you ever experienced issues in the workforce because you’re a woman? What did you do in response?
8. Chief Mom Officer is primarily a personal finance blog – tell us about your saving and investment strategy.
9. What’s the top three pieces of advice you’d have for someone just starting out in the workforce, struggling with their career, or just looking to improve how they handle their money?
10. Where can people connect with you?
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