Hi Causalien, Thanks for the reply!
I'm actually in a field of medicine in which I would never own my own practice, and don't pay any overhead. Pathologists are often paid a salary or are contractual employees of the provincial government. Those on salary can expect $320-340K per year with benefits on top of that, and those on contract a bit more than that, scratching at $400K, but without benefits, of course. Once they're out of debt or in a place where they can leave money in the corporation, many do incorporate. In any case, saving to start a practice is not necessary for me. I'd like to buy a house within a few years of finishing residency, however.
I'm weary of having stocks peddled to me, and I definitely appreciate that doctors are vulnerable to this. I always felt my parents (who were not doctors, but had healthy incomes) were being taken advantage of by brokers and "advisors", who sold them anything they could, regardless of whether it is suitable. I'm hoping to gain enough knowledge to be able to manage my own financial life, but, to be honest, I think this will be a challenge. Not only do I have very little time, but I'm finding that finding information for medical professionals very challenging.