“I LOVE to travel. One of the most common things I hear from my friends is “you’re always on a plane” or “where are you off to now?!” And as much as I try to laugh these comments off, my friends aren’t wrong! Throughout medical school and business school alone, I’ve been to at least 12 different countries and 15 states. The years before that? I backpacked around Europe and spent months teaching in various parts of Asia. I have two protips for traveling on a medical student’s budget: 1) Stay at hostels. There are lots of websites that allow you to find cheap, safe, and clean hostels around the world. I travel to explore new cities and meet people, so I don’t need fancy accommodations. 2) Find ways to get others to pay for your trips! I went to Israel for two weeks for $600 (flights, food, and hotels included), and I attended several domestic medical conferences for free by applying for travel scholarships. Trust me! Most of the scholarship applications only take about 20-30 minutes to complete and can save you hundreds of dollars.
#WithouttheWhiteCoat I’m a travel junkie!”
MD/MBA Candidate | Class of 2019
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School