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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 →

Intern Year: It Gets Better

(Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in June, 2014. Since that publication, the intern in the piece has completed residency. In next week’s blog, Marysa Stevens will share her physician family’s experiences and insights into finishing residency and transitioning to the next stage of life in medicine.) Intern Year: It Gets Better By Marysa Stevens […] Continue reading →

Your Tribe is Your Vibe

“Your Tribe is Your Vibe” By Erin Allen In my post-medical-training-years reinvention of myself I have become a fitness instructor for Fit4Mom. Fit4Mom is a business that provides workout classes for moms with their kiddos in the stroller with franchises all over the United States. It’s not only a workout class, but a community of […] Continue reading →

A Touching Thank You

A Touching Thank You By Donna Baver Rovito Sometimes, in the insane crush of our daily lives as physician families, we forget exactly why the physicians in our families invest the equivalent of a second mortgage and 7-15 years of education and training beyond college to become physicians. We forget why they spend a significant […] Continue reading →

Starting a Family in Residency

Starting a Family in Residency By Jasmine Almeida We had our first child during the fourth year of my husband’s ophthalmology residency, and our second son joined us during the first year of a surgical retina fellowship. Juggling long hours, multiple medical commitments and the needs of two small children can be exhausting but every […] Continue reading →

Growing Up Medical

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 →

Women in Medicine Q&A: Part Two

Women in Medicine Q&A: Part Two Featuring Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber (Editor’s Note: In a final nod to September’s Women in Medicine month, we are featuring another remarkable woman on the blog this week. If this reminds you of a woman in medicine that you think we should know about, we’d love to hear more. Please send […] Continue reading →

Medical Marriage Q & A

medical marriage Medical Marriage Q & A By Kim Blackham When my husband began applying for general surgery residency programs nine years ago, the concept of Facebook hadn’t even been conceived. We were still utilizing old-school dial-up internet, and much time wasn’t spent online because we had to disconnect in order to make phone calls. The social […] Continue reading →

Women in Medicine Q&A

Women in Medicine Q&A Featuring Amy Paré (Editor’s Note: September is Women in Medicine month and to celebrate this topic and piggyback on last week’s post about balance, we are featuring a remarkable woman who is also a physician, a mom and a medical spouse on the blog this week. To read more Q&As from […] Continue reading →