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60 WINTER 2015 2 0 1 5 AN N UAL Quality of Life issue McCall's medical school roommate agrees. "Just as I haven't paid off loans, I've also not saved for retirement," says Heard. "I don't have a lot of experience in investing, and I wonder how steep that learning curve will be." Heard says that other engineering- ty pe friends have been saving for retirement for the past seven or eight years, so "I'll have to aggressively pursue the same while simultaneously paying off debt." "I suspect that most physicians don't start saving for retirement until after the age of 40," Dr. Aaron King says. Tal Frank says physicians are pretty much at a high negative net worth at least until their early 30s to mid-30s. "The difference with them is that the doctors who manage their f nancing can dig themselves out pretty quickly," explains Frank. "Even at the low end of the pay scale, a doctor can make $120,000 to $180,000 right out of residency." Eisdorfer says that day is right around the corner for him, but when compared to his friends that went the engineering or legal route, he's way behind the eight Closing the gap Continued from page 58 Ready to start your job search? Know where you want to practice? Want to see what opportunities are nearby? Follow these steps: 1 Enter the city, state or zip code into the search tool at 2 Find the "Distance" column on the resulting job search results page to see which opportunities are nearby. This radius search can help you determine which opportunities are in the exact and surrounding spots in which you're interested. 3 Respond to the recruiters representing the opportunities in which you're interested, and fi nd your dream practice.

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