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WCI #217: Practicing Medicine in India

WCI #217: Practicing Medicine in India

Update: 2021-07-01


We have done episodes about what it is like to practice medicine in England, Australia, and Venezuela. Next up is India. With Dr. Raja we discuss what it is like to live in, attend medical school, train, and practice medicine in India. It is a fascinating country with a lot of different people, opinions, and politics as you move from one state to another, throughout the country. But it's great to get an introduction to it and learn a little bit more about it. We discuss the process for becoming a doctor there, the Indian medical system and differences between care in large cities and care in rural villages. Of course we talk about income, how they pay for college and medical school, how large their student loan burden is, and how they save for retirement. Inflation in India has ranged from 4% to 13% over the last 30 years. Inflation in the US recently went up to 5% (https://www.<wbr /><wbr />inflation-basics/) . We discuss what lessons we can learn from Indians about how to live in an environment with significant inflation. Indian banks, tax brackets, sending money to India, and the importance of gold in India are all addressed in this interview. We hope you find it as interesting as we did. 

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WCI #217: Practicing Medicine in India

WCI #217: Practicing Medicine in India

Dr. Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor