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Docs Outside the Box is a fusion of medicine, money, and pop culture. Dr. Nii Darko looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors, professionals, influencers, and entrepreneurs who are earning, saving, and investing their way to lifestyles they’ve always wanted.You won't find these financial lessons in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine. Welcome to medicine’s new media!

Docs Outside The Box Dr. Nii Darko

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Docs Outside the Box is a fusion of medicine, money, and pop culture. Dr. Nii Darko looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors, professionals, influencers, and entrepreneurs who are earning, saving, and investing their way to lifestyles they’ve always wanted.You won't find these financial lessons in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine. Welcome to medicine’s new media!

    The fastest way to acquire real estate? #305

    The fastest way to acquire real estate? #305

    Nii sits down with Dr. Ronnie Shalev, an Emergency Medicine doctor who exited her high-pressure job to pursue a career in real estate investment in order to gain the time and financial freedom she desired. In this discussion, Dr. Shalev shares her journey, her motivation, successes, and failures. She also gives advice to doctors who are where she was -  burned out, disillusioned, and looking for options outside of clinical medicine.

     Things to expect in this episode:
    Dr. Shalev’s journey from ER doc to real estate investor What is a real estate syndication?House hacking, 401k, and other ways to get into investingCash flowing assets and other investment opportunitiesHow to choose investors you can trust
    Guest Contact Information:
    Website: Invest.shalwinproperties.com
    Email: Ronnie@shalwinproperties.com
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ronnieshalevmd


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    • 56 min
    What Dying Can Teach you about Financial Freedom #304

    What Dying Can Teach you about Financial Freedom #304

    If you could see your life as a series of time slots, how would you fill each one? Listen in as Nii talks to Jordan Grumet, MD (a.k.a. Doc G and host of the Earn and Invest podcast) about his new book Taking Stock.  It challenges readers to view money and wealth building through the lens of purpose, identity, and passion - with the end goal of living life to the fullest and without regret.

    Things to expect in this episode:
    The meaning of money as oxygenWhat happens after you have enough moneyWhat the deathbed teaches about living without regretsThe "one more year" syndrome, golden handcuffs, and "what ifs"What investing in your life looks likeGuest Contact Information:
    Website: www. Jordangrumet.com
    Twitter: @earnaninvest
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/earnandinvest

    Book: Taking Stock
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    • 37 min
    Money Trap 4 - Debt is not a substitute for cash! 303

    Money Trap 4 - Debt is not a substitute for cash! 303

    In this episode, Renee & Nii discuss how the common forms of debt (student loans, consumer debt, mortgage) keep you stuck in the rat race and burnt out!

    Things to expect in this episode:
    Renee clarifies how much she really owed the IRSThe Top 10 Medical Schools that keep their students in the highest debtsWhy you should consider refinancing your loansWhy the Darkos don’t co-sign loans for anyone

    Resources listed:
    Student Hero Medical School Repayment Guide
    How long should a car loan be
    10 Medical Schools where students leave with the most debt

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    • 59 min
    What You Should Know About Becoming a Part-Time Physician #302

    What You Should Know About Becoming a Part-Time Physician #302

    Nii discusses the trend of doctors seeking less than full-time work. Sarah Ledbetter, Physician Recruitment Manager at Provider Solutions & Development, is on to debunk the theory that medical employers are solely seeking full-time doctors.

    Things to expect in this episode:
    Defining Full-time workWhich generation is seeking more work/life balanceThe 'Covid Reset' and how doctors look at employment nowThe difference between part-time, per diem, and locums workThe trend of mid-career doctors seeking less than full-time workJournal Articles:
    https://psdconnect.org/journal/what-you-should-know-about-becoming-a-part-time-physician

    Medscape Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2022

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    • 30 min
    Getting paid less than your coworkers #301

    Getting paid less than your coworkers #301

    Nii and Renée continue the conversation on money traps that doctors fall into with Money Trap #3: Doctors not negotiating their worth and not maximizing or diversifying their income. 
     Things to expect in this episode:
    Doctors trading time for dollars and finding that sweet spot in pay and lifestyleActive versus passive incomeRenée’s experience negotiating her contract vs. using an attorneyMedscape Study shows that burnout among physicians is up 47%Health Affairs study shows a significant gender pay gap between female and male physiciansEpisode 170 - Dr. X Files #2 – I became a martyr for medicine and my career
    Episode 293 - Women physicians make $2 Million less than male physicians?!

    Studies Talked About:
    Female Physicians Earn An Estimated $2 Million Less Than Male Physicians Over A Simulated 40-Year Career

    AAMC 2021: Exploring Faculty Salary Equity art U.S. Medical Schools by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

    Comparison of Hospital Mortality & Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    We Celebrating 300 #300

    We Celebrating 300 #300

    In this special episode, Nii and Renée celebrate the 300th episode!! In honor of the occasion, they take a trip down memory lane to the early days of the podcast. 

    Things to expect in this episode:
    Nii shares what inspired him to start the podcastThe first episode and first guest Nii finding and trusting his voiceNii talks about the hardest part of producing a podcast and some of his favorite episodes and guestsA champagne toast to the 300th episode!Tour For Diversity In Medicine

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Finally Frugal ,

AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. ICONIC.

Dr. Nii hasn’t missed yet! Each episode has somehow managed to introduce a topic that entertains yet teaches. In such a short span I’ve learned about side hustles, global medicine and pop culture while laughing the entire way. Truly one of my faves.

RJSM14 ,

High value podcast

Love love love this podcast! I truly enjoyed Dr Param and Atomic Habits reviews. Love your energy guys! Keep it coming!!
-From Another Dr René

Phil from AMEC ,

AMEC 2022

My name is Phil and I just met Dr. Renée Darko at AMEC Conference. Her energy was radiant and inviting; similar to how it is on the show. Drs Nii and Renée Darko are doing amazing work by educating us on how to leverage and take command of our careers in unconventional ways. Even though I’m only a pre Med right now, I love love love listening to this podcast because it has enhanced my view of the potential medical career that I can have. Thank you guys for everything you do. Keep up the GREAT work

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