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Residency Survival: Lessons Learned

Residency Survival: Lessons Learned By Briana Wessell (Editor’s Note: This blog post originally ran in October, 2014, so Briana and her resident husband now have even more experience surviving residency – but this initial look is both practical and positive, so we’re sharing it with our readers again.) The last time everyone heard from me, […] Continue reading →

Growing Up Medical

Growing Up Medical By Mary Gebara Modern families today are an ever-changing nucleus of the pursuit of happiness, well-being, success and security. Medical families are no exception to that; in fact, I believe they are deeply centered on such values and aspirations. While some might believe that growing up in a medical family is a […] Continue reading →

Mr. Dr. Fortner

Mr. Dr. Fortner By Jonathan Fortner In the summer of 2001, my wife and I had just settled into a new city as she began her OB/GYN residency. As we stood nervously at the welcome dinner for the new interns, the chairman’s wife turned to me and said, “So you must be Dr. Fortner, it’s […] Continue reading →

Milk and Cookies for Doctors on Life Support, and Other Cheery Thoughts about Work-Life Imbalance

(Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on Warren Holleman’s personal blog, Work Well, Be Well, in October 2015 and is republished here with his permission. You can link to the original post here: http://www.workwellbewell.com/work-life-balance/milk-and-cookies-for-doctors-on-life-support-and-other-cheery-thoughts-about-work-life-imbalance-2/) Milk and Cookies for Doctors on Life Support, and Other Cheery Thoughts about Work-Life Imbalance By Warren Holleman This past month several […] Continue reading →

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment by Donna Baver Rovito (Editor’s Note: This blog originally ran in July 2014; we’re reposting it as many physician families are currently experiencing transitions which can cause stress and resentment in their relationships.) Recently, a young intern’s wife expressed her frustration and despair to her new resident husband, during the […] Continue reading →

Answering the silent cry for help

ANSWERING THE SILENT CRY FOR HELP How We Can Join Together to Prevent Physician and Medical Student Suicide  By Lacey Kohlmoos One day a friend and colleague of my husband’s came over to our house in between two back-to-back 12-hour shifts of a sub-internship at a nearby hospital. He was sitting on our couch stuffing […] Continue reading →

So You Married a Physician…..

So You Married a Physician… By Julia E. Sotile, MSW, LCSW: Mary O. Sotile, MA, LPC; Wayne M. Sotile, PhD. Our years of experience working with physicians and their families have taught us that medical couples (both one- and two-physician couples) who transition into and out of medical training deal with a similar dynamic: Each life […] Continue reading →