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Help! Ortho residency, to go or not?

011110

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My stats:

My wife and no student loans, age 33
No kids
3 year ortho residency (150k)
Been an associate GP for 6 years
Make 200-250k

been accepted to ortho residency. With my savings I can pay out of pocket for it so I should be good with no loans when I get out. With lost opportunity cost and my savings gone is ortho residency worth it, I expect to make 250- 300k after residency, possibly more if I own a practice.
 

endodonia

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My stats:

My wife and no student loans, age 33
No kids
3 year ortho residency (150k)
Been an associate GP for 6 years
Make 200-250k

been accepted to ortho residency. With my savings I can pay out of pocket for it so I should be good with no loans when I get out. With lost opportunity cost and my savings gone is ortho residency worth it, I expect to make 250- 300k after residency, possibly more if I own a practice.

I would go. You applied for a reason and I assume it’s because you are not passionate about general dentistry. 20-30 years is a long time. Do something you will enjoy in your life.
 
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Anondds87

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I think your position is really good, you're in a good financial position and attending a reasonably priced school. I think this decision shouldn't be based on money (usually it should, but not for you because you're in a good position) which is the way it should be
 

mmc12

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Wait huh? How did you get accepted already? Are non-match programs already interviewing and accepting people?
I assumed he got accepted last cycle and is about to start his first year of residency next month...

if that were the case, it would suck if he dropped out now (that spot could have potentially gone to another applicant that really wanted to do ortho yet didn’t match last year)
 

shmebeble

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I assumed he got accepted last cycle and is about to start his first year of residency next month...

if that were the case, it would suck if he dropped out now (that spot could have potentially gone to another applicant that really wanted to do ortho yet didn’t match last year)
It would still get filled at this stage!
 

P7898

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My stats:

My wife and no student loans, age 33
No kids
3 year ortho residency (150k)
Been an associate GP for 6 years
Make 200-250k

been accepted to ortho residency. With my savings I can pay out of pocket for it so I should be good with no loans when I get out. With lost opportunity cost and my savings gone is ortho residency worth it, I expect to make 250- 300k after residency, possibly more if I own a practice.

No. Buy a GP practice if you want the easiest financial thing and make $400k+ if you have been doing those numbers as an associate.

But if you love ortho and your wife is on board then go for it; good return on investment.
 
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