Financial Wellness Seminar Series

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About the series

There is no score that indicates when one reaches financial security, no book that answers all of the questions and no particular industry professional with a lock on the market. Reaching personal financial wellness is more than just numbers and appearances—it also encompasses a level of comfort and individual understanding.

Within the health care professions, maintaining one’s own personal wellness is a key component in providing high quality care to patients. By participating more actively in your own financial future, you will become better equipped to put yourself on a path towards financial security, allowing you to sustain a level of personal wellness that successful practice relies on.

This course provides attendees with a "view through the looking glass" at the idea of personal financial wellness with a focus on the medical professional community.

Speaker Bio

Justin Kribs, MS, CFP® is the Director of Financial Planning and Student Loan Services with InsMed. Prior to joining InsMed he spent 5 years as the Manager of Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Justin was just 1 of 3 CFP® professionals nationally that worked for a medical university in such a capacity.

During his time as a counselor Justin has had over 2,000 meetings with students, residents, and faculty helping them get a handle on their financial situations by integrating loan repayment with long term financial goals. Justin has spoken at the national level and brings extensive experience and insights in the specialized areas of student loan repayment strategies. Justin earned his CFP designation in September of 2009 and earned his Master’s in personal financial planning from Kansas State University in 2014. Justin lives in Camas Washington with his wife Akiko, and their 3 daughters.

Brochure and Detailed Agenda

For a detailed look of each of the four workshop sessions, please refer to the online agenda. Any updates to the agenda will be reflected on this online version.


Check-in and dinner seating begins at 5:30 p.m. prior to each session, dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the talk starts at 6:30 p.m.


Cost of attendance is $50.00 per session for single admission, $90.00 per session if accompanied by a spouse/partner.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of these workshops, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of personal financial planning
  • Better understand their own financial situation
  • Ask more personalized questions regarding their financial planning
  • Determine the right repayment strategy for their loans
  • Expand their view of personal financial wellness as being vital to one’s overall wellness and professional practice


The School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University , is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

Health professionals who want to improve their financial well-being.

October 9th: Transition Planning

This workshop has been specially created for those seeking answers to the many questions about what to do and when to do it. How do I allocate my new salary? When should I start saving for retirement? What comes first, loan pay down or buying a home? What is the best way to start saving for college for our kids? Do I need insurance? What role does it play in my career right now? Expect and prepare for the eventual periods of career transition so that you can better deal with the unexpected along the way—the keys to success are preparation and planning.

This workshop will focus on the various career transitions in medicine and highlight various planning hurdles that come with each one. Everyone experiences transitions throughout their career, it is how we prepare for them that is different.

November 7: Loan Repayment for Medical Professionals

Debt. It is subject that has been given a lot of media attention over the past several years. However, what is often overlooked is the effect of debt on the medical community.

This talk will focus on the trend of debt accumulation within the world of medicine and illustrate the many different loan repayment plans and strategies practitioners and employers can utilize to help address this ever prevalent issue.

December 5th: Crucial Conversations: Relationships & Money

Money is considered to be one of the least pleasant topics to talk about, so it’s not surprising that the issues surrounding money are among the leading causes of relationship breakdowns. Every day we hear about how ‘we’ as individuals need to be more financially literate, yet few address the topic of money and ‘us’ in terms of a household or family unit.

This session uses a combination of real-world examples, data driven analytics, and professional experience to help give attendees tools to use when discussing this often-delicate subject.

January 8th: Financial Services

Everyday consumers are exposed to adds telling us to work with financial professionals. There are the numerous commercials and magazine adds that tell us to work with one firm or another, or do everything on our own. Every institution seems to have tools at their disposal to help us find a path to financial stability. But who exactly are we working with? How are they trained? How exactly are they paid?

This session will help pull back the curtain of the financial services industry and answer many of these questions.