Today’s Christopher Guest Post features a physician with a Wall Street background. Not just the vague “invested in Wall Street” backround, but an actual history of working for an investment bank on the trading floor in New York City.
He has been prolific in his thrice-weekly posting since starting his blog at the beginning of 2017.
We have similar philosophies when it comes to investing and personal finance, but we are at opposite ends of the physician career spectrum. He is at the beginning, while I am inching ever closer to wrapping mine up.
Read on and get to know The Wall Street Physician.
What’s a Christopher Guest post?
If you’re not familiar with the scene, take 50 seconds to watch this video and enjoy the dialog between Nigel and Rob Reiner.
I decided I’d start a Q&A of my own. Not satisfied with just ten questions, “this one goes to eleven”. Just like Nigel’s amplifiers.
Physicians: What is your specialty or subspecialty and why did you choose it? If you could turn back time, would you choose to practice medicine and choose the same specialty? Why?
My parents were dentists (like Physician on FIRE’s dad), and I’d wanted to be a doctor since I was a kid. But I became fascinated with the financial markets beginning in middle school (and probably before). So when I went to college, I decided to major in finance while also taking the pre-med coursework.
Wall Street banks and hedge funds recruit aggressively at my college campus, and I had the grades to get a job on Wall Street. So I did a