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Financial Tips for Class of 2021

Looking ahead to your final year of medical school, I wanted to give you some financial challenges to take into account now as it relates to your planning for fourth year. First, with Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO, previously known as VSAS), many of you are contemplating the cost of doing away or International electives. […]

Jose Espada  |  Jan 27, 2020

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FAQs about the FAFSA for medical students

Most medical students need scholarship and/or loan assistance to finance their medical education. The first step in the financial aid process is to complete the

Jose Espada  |  Sep 04, 2019


A Four Blogger Perspective: Seeing It Through Their Eyes.

Adapted from the Wall Street Physician (WSP) post of November 13th, 2018, “If You Could See Medicine Through My Eyes: Resident Perspective” In my 30+

Jose Espada  |  Nov 13, 2018


Should medical students get dental insurance?

Several medical students recently have asked about dental insurance. Dental coverage is becoming less and less common as a part of health insurance plans. In

Jose Espada  |  Oct 01, 2018


Fall 2018 Financial Aid Update for Class of 2020

Dear Third-Year Medical Students: The cost of registering for Step 2 CK ($610) and CS ($1,285) for the exam and $500 for travel and accommodations) is

Jose Espada  |  Sep 04, 2018


Budget tips for med students

Living on a budget as a medical student is an essential step for minimizing the debt you’ll face upon entering repayment. Try to think of

Jose Espada  |  Sep 04, 2018


Incoming Student Financial Aid FAQs: Class of 2022

Dear Class of 2022: Instead of an email update, I thought it would be good to provide you with questions that I am getting where

Jose Espada  |  Jun 29, 2018

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Credit Scores Likened to Your Board Scores

I recently read about credit scores though a blog re-posted from Future Proof MD, a radiology resident/future fellow who lives and works in Florida.  He

Jose Espada  |  Jun 13, 2018

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2018-2019 Residency Financial Information

The time to apply for residency programs is quickly approaching. This process can be expensive, depending on your goal(s). The IUSM Office of Student Financial

Jose Espada  |  May 31, 2018


Summer 2018 financial information for Class of 2018 and 2019

Dear Class of 2018 and 2019: If you are expecting a refund for the 2018 summer, this will occur according to the schedule or financial

Jose Espada  |  May 18, 2018