Financial Wellness News 2/14/22

►New Financial Wellness Club

There’s a new club launching this month at the School of Medicine! Financially Healthy Physicians aims at addressing personal finance topics relevant to physicians. The club exists to help educate students on the financial aspects of medicine and how to navigate through various financial topics. Expect a variety of personal finance topics relevant to you while you’re still in school but also several post-graduation topics to help you plan for the future.

Their first meeting is Tuesday, February 22nd at 6 pm in Theater B. Please visit their page on RooGroups to join their club and ask any questions.


►Scholarship Applications

The 2022-2023 UMKC Scholarship application deadline is fast approaching. Apply by March 1 to be considered for UMKC competitive scholarships and a number of SOM scholarships for Medical, AA, and PA students.

Did you know we have a large resource page on our website that showcases external scholarships you can apply for? We’ve linked scholarships for all programs within the SOM, so be sure to check it out here.


►Head’s Up, Seniors!

You’ve all received an email from the Financial Wellness Department that includes important financial to-dos and resources before you graduate. Plus, nominate yourself or a fellow graduating senior for a Senior Award. If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email to schedule.


►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

This week at AAMC: Tax Facts

Learn some of the basic skills you need to make tax season as pleasurable – and profitable – as possible.

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

February 17th @ 6 pm – Caring about Credit

Join us to learn what credit is, how scores are calculated, and how to responsibly use a credit card to build your credit history. Located on ZOOM.

February 23rd  @ 5:30 pm – Black Entrepreneur Panel

Join us and learn about local Black entrepreneurs’ experiences in KC. Students will have a chance to learn from and discuss experiences with community panelists.