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FALL 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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22 F A ll 2018 Practice l ink.com ▼ T HE C O n T r AC T S & C OMPE n SAT IO n ISSUE D E P A R T M E N T S Career Move mar C ia tra V e L stea D p hysician with a following A robust media approach has helped this physician share his expertise — and passion — outside of medicine. Name: James M. Dahle, M.D. Employer: Utah Emergency Specialists, Salt Lake City, Utah Education: Undergraduate: Brigham Young University Med school: University of Utah School of Medicine Residency: University of Arizona, Tucson In residenc y, James Dahle, M . D. , developed an interest in personal finance and investing. In 2011, he started The White Coat Investor, now the most widely- read physician-specific personal finance and investing website in the world. In February 2014, he published a bestselling book, The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing. He also runs a successful podcast, videocast, CM E conference, newsletter, forum and scholarship program. Most recently, he launched the online course "Fire Your Financial Advisor: A Step by Step Guide to Developing Your Own Financial Plan." He is a father of four and enjoys skiing, climbing, mountain biking, canyoneering, and wakesurfing. Why did you become a blogger and start a podcast? I got sick of watching doctors make the same financial mistakes over and over again and felt a bit of missionary zeal to try to get basic financial information into the hands of those who have dedicated their lives to the healing of the sick and injured. Second, I was interested in business and passive income and wanted to learn more about online entrepreneurism. The blog was born in May 2011 and has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. Over the years, people have slowly trended from blogs to podcasts to videocasts, and we've tried to move along with them. What do you like about blogging? As a kid, I had three potential career interests: being a physician, being a writer, or operating heavy machinery like huge dump trucks and excavators. I've managed to do two of the three, and that's not too bad. Besides the writing, I love the interaction with the readers. If you write something wrong, readers will let you know in a hurry. I went into medicine because I like to help people. This blog is just another way to help some of the best people in the world. It's a bit like practicing medicine in the military. You're serving those who serve, which is particularly rewarding. Podcasting is o K. I don't enjoy it nearly as much as writing. I don't particularly like hearing the sound of my own voice. I have an assistant that runs the most painful parts of running a podcast; otherwise, there

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