Tag: economics

Why Doctors Are Drowning in Medical Student Debt

Why Doctors Are Drowning in Medical Student Debt

Published online at Scientific American on July 15, 2019. It’s four o’clock on a roasting Wednesday last July. I am a resident physician at Yale University, and I am sitting beside my wife, Kristin Budde, who just became an attending physician, also at Yale. We are both opposite our new accountant. As directed, we have …

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The Economics of Paid Parental Leave

The Economics of Paid Parental Leave

Published online at Scientific American on November 29, 2017. In my last piece, “The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave,” I discussed how infants’ attachment with their parents is critically involved in brain development. I described a bizarre paradox wherein physician trainee programs don’t provide trainees the types of leave recommended by their own organizations (like the American …

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