Hi, I’m Ben. These days that entails being a father, husband, neuroradiologist, writer, speaker, and perpetually short on time.

I was born and partially raised in New York, spent my more formative years in Dallas, went to Harvard for college, and then returned to Texas for medical school, residency, fellowship, and attendinghood. My debt-to-income ratio is improving.

In addition to writing here since 2009, my internet-self has also spent the past decade editing Nanoismthe longest-running online journal of Twitter fiction (@nanoism, naturally) in the world. This all grew out of the early realization that the first year of medical school is kinda boring.

About this site

The current iteration of this site dates back to 2009. The editorial direction generally centers on medicine and medical education, betterness(?), personal finance, and good writing of all kinds. I hope you find it either interesting, helpful, or both. It’s got my name on it, so for better or worse, it represents me as a human being in the 21st century.

If you’d like to support me / this site

  1. Tell me you like it, be it via email (ben@benwhite.com), on Twitter, or in the comments. It still makes my day to hear from readers.
  2. Tell your friends. If you think this site is helpful or interesting, share it with people you know. If you’re comfortable doing so, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Etc.
  3. This site participates in Amazon Associates, which means that if you shop at Amazon after clicking one of the links on the site (like this one!), Amazon pays me a small commission on your purchase from its profits, and it costs you absolutely nothing.
  4. If you’re planning on doing something like signing up for physician survey sites or refinancing your student loans, you can also do those through the scattered affiliate links. I always negotiate deals and kickbacks for you, dear reader. This site has no ads and is poorly monetized, but I’m happy to save you a buck or earn one myself when I can without compromising my integrity or your reading experience. If you’d like a full list of all the things you can do that also conveniently financially support my writing, see the support page.


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Your privacy is extremely important to me just as it is to you. As this is the Internet and I am a simple human being and not an evil corporate entity, you can feel free to use a made-up, fake, or pseudonymous name and enter a completely fake email address when commenting if that is your choosing. Rest assured if you do include your actual contact info or sign up for my comically rare/sporadic emails, I will never sell any of your information whether it be your name, email, or any other personal information you happen to include in your comments or emails to me.

Legal Disclaimer

Nothing on this site is meant to constitute medical, financial, or legal advice. Or replace common sense. The writing on this site (and any social media accounts) reflects the wholly personal views of Ben White (that’s me!) and not any organizations or institutions which I have ever been, currently am, or will ever be affiliated with. It’s just me.


I sometimes post lengthy blockquotes in my writing. While anything and everything I’ve ever excerpted always falls under fair use, if you or your organization feel that I’ve infringed on your copyright or trademarks, please let me know so I can fix it.