Hi everyone, After this week of finals I am officially 1 year closer to being a practicing pod! For some time now I've been entertaining the idea of starting my own practice straight out of residency. I already have all sorts of ideas as to how I want to set up shop... However, the only thing I am torn about is WHEN to start my practice. If I want to start straight out of residency I wont have the experience that I would have practicing under someone else (be it a separate practice, mutlispecialty group, etc...) where I can observe the inner workings of managing a practice. I DO have the option of getting my joint MS/DPM degree in Healthcare Administration & Management, however I'm still only toying with the idea of adding more debt and spreading myself even thinner than I already am. Any thoughts on this? Generally how successful are practices that are set up straight out of residency. I know that with any new business there is some risk and ALOT at stake. So I just wanted some input.