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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is included in MDFU?

Medical Degree Financial University consists of the following. 

  • Live personal finance lectures – typically conducted as a “series”.  In other words, we might do 6 lectures in a row on student loans. Then, we move to investing for 5 weeks, etc.
  • A monthly career coaching call – this is where you can get coached about career decisions by a certified coach who is also an attending physician. 
  • Outside expert speakers – we line up speakers as we are able. Topics include real estate, money for women physicians, financial independence retire early, etc.
  • Monthly Member’s Minutes – in this monthly video we talk about the upcoming calls for the month, provide an individual student loan analysis for one student per month, and a lesson for the month.
  • Private Community – we have a private facebook group specifically for MDFU members.

Is MDFU for physicians-in-training only?

The primary audience and lecture content are created for medical students and physicians-in-training.

That said, all medical professionals deserve to be financially literate.  MDFU welcomes any medical professional who wants to become financially literate and create the financial freedom they need to practice medicine because they want to and not because they have to… so attending physicians and advanced practice providers are welcome to join.

If you are looking for a physician-only environment in which to get coached, please check out the Alpha Coaching Experience.

Are the lectures and calls live?

Yes.  They are also recorded because we know how busy our MDFU students lives can be.  So, if you cannot make one of the lectures, outside speakers, or coaching calls live – we will record them.  

Then, you can listen to them just like a podcast on the way to work, folding laundry, working out, or doing dishes!

Who teaches the lectures?

The lectures are given by Dr. Jimmy Turner, Dr. Lisha Taylor (our student loan guru), or an outside speaker.

Dr. Jimmy Turner is a practicing academic anesthesiologist at Wake Forest and the founder of The Physician Philosopher, LLC.  He hosts The Physician Philosopher podcast and is the author of The Physician Philosopher’s Guide to Personal Finance: The 20% of Personal Finance Doctors Need to Know to Get 80% of the Results. He also previously co-hosted the Money Meets Medicine podcast.

Dr. Altelisha “Lisha” Taylor is a family medicine physician who has a passion for promoting physician wellness through financial literacy. She is the founder of Career Money Moves and creator of the Facebook Group Financial Grand Rounds, two platforms that help busy young professionals, especially doctors, put systems in place to build wealth and live the life of their dreams. Dr. Lisha Taylor got her bachelors from Duke University, MD from the University of Florida, and did her residency at Emory University. She worked as an exclusive content writer for Doximity, has spoken to numerous physician groups about personal finance for physicians.



Can I get more coaching?

Yes. If you find the coaching helpful for you inside of MDFU, there are options that are exclusive to members of MDFU and ACE.  

For those looking for an immersive, 12-week coaching experience, check out the Alpha Coaching Experience

What is Career Coaching?

In addition to MDFU, Dr. Turner also runs the Alpha Coaching Experience – which is the premier coaching program that helps doctors create a life they love in medicine.

Each month inside MDFU, we bring an Alpha coach from ACE to perform career coaching for the MDFU students.  So, if you want help reducing your burnout in residency or thinking through a career move,  a contract, or your rank list for residency, these coaching calls are the place to do it.

This is a group-style coaching call meaning that you can see how a coach helps other people think through their life and career situations, which will – in turn – help you think through yours as you learn coaching concepts and skills.  It is also a great way to build community with other MDFU students.