Pillars of Wealth Initiative: Unbiased Financial Literacy for Surgeons
Yuval Bar-Or, PhD, Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
August 15, 2018 | 5:00 PM EDT
This is a complimentary webinar and is not CME eligible.
As the costs of medical school and training continue to rise, young surgeons often face debt burdens that make it difficult for them to start their careers and pay off their loans, according to a new study. “Young physicians are relentlessly pursued by financial product salespeople who often don’t have doctors’ best interests at heart.” This is a quote from Yuval Bar-Or, the Johns Hopkins professor who created the Pillars of Wealth financial literacy initiative, designed to teach medical professionals to make better financial decisions. This course is now offered to fellows, residents and staff physicians throughout the Johns Hopkins medical system.
ACOS is delighted to present an introduction to Professor Bar-Or’s “Pillars of Wealth” financial literacy initiative, free of charge, to our members. Please join us on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT for an introduction to the course. Please note that this webinar provides a high level overview of the more comprehensive course, which covers topics ranging from financial planning and decision making to evaluating financial advisers and considerations when reviewing employment contracts.
About the Presenter:
Yuval Bar-Or, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor on the practice track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. In 2014 he founded the Pillars of Wealth financial literacy initiative, aimed at equipping medical professionals with the knowledge to make better financial decisions for their families and medical practices. Prior to joining the Carey Business School, Dr. Bar-Or spent a decade in the private sector, holding increasingly senior roles at risk management industry leaders including San-Francisco based KMV and Algorithmics in New York City. He retired from the private sector as a Managing Director with executive responsibilities. Dr. Bar-Or is the author of several books and has been quoted in various media, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today, The Baltimore Sun, US News & World Report, and Washingtonian magazine, among others. He has lectured extensively on the subjects of decision making, risk management, and financial literacy.