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Taking a Step Back

(Editor’s Note: We’re hearing a lot from Jordyn Hagar this summer – mostly because she has SO much valuable insight! Jordyn wrote this piece for another blog a few years ago, back when she had only one child, and we thought it was appropriate because so many of us are experiencing endings AND new beginnings as […] Continue reading →

The Art of the Medical Move

(Editor’s Note: We first ran this blog post by writer Jordyn Hagar in August, 2014, not long after Physician Family first published. This will be the last of our “moving” pieces, as we’ve reposted several blogs in the past few weeks which focus on the various aspects of the medical move. Jordyn wrote this piece […] Continue reading →

Managing the Stress of Moving

Medical Marriage Q&A: Managing the Stress of Moving by Kim Blackham (Editor’s Note: Thousands of physician families are in the process of moving their furniture and their families to the next step in the medical journey this month and next – so we’re republishing some of our most informative blog posts on how to manage […] Continue reading →

Pack All the Happy

(Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in May 2015, but as so many physician families are in the process of moving for medical school, residency or that first “real” job in the coming weeks and months, we decided to share Jasmine’s unique brand of optimism again!) By Jasmine Almeida Saying goodbye and closing a […] Continue reading →

Compromise and the long haul are key

Compromise and the long haul are key to our family’s future in the present By Elizabeth Stuelke It’s almost the middle of 2016 and I am contacting prospective pools in our new neighborhood about membership. We have settled on our house: it doesn’t have the acreage Morgan hoped for, nor is it the city dwelling […] Continue reading →

Work-Life Balance – A Skill We Can LEARN!

By Donna Baver Rovito (This blog originally appeared on the Pennsylvania Medical Society website under a slightly different title – https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/quality-and-value-blog/Mar916) Hearing the word “balance,” always makes me flash to a scene from one of my favorite movies – The Karate Kid. I can clearly hear actor Pat Morita’s “broken” English (amazingly authentic considering that […] Continue reading →

One Day At A Time

By Sara Duda While my husband was in residency, we always talked about the future and what life would be like after those hellish three years were over. We expected it to be perfect: three kids, picket fence, SUV, vacationing, you get the picture. And then, life happened…unexpectedly. We had our first son at the […] Continue reading →

So You Matched. Now What?

By Susanna Hindman So you’ve opened that long-anticipated, hard-earned envelope on Match Day and finally discovered where your family is headed for the next three to five years. How did you feel when that destination was finally revealed? Scared, excited, anxious, hesitant, thrilled, disappointed, amazed, surprised? All of the above? March 15, 2013. That was […] Continue reading →