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Tips for the Physician Job Hunt

My husband is completing his medical subspecialty fellowship this coming summer, a long awaited event. When this past June rolled around we started actively seeking his first “real” job. Just as I helped proofread his medical school entrance essays and helped him study for numerous board exams, naturally, I began actively seeking advice about how […] Continue reading →

Here We Are

By Frances Southwick “How tiring is residency? So tiring. When Jude and I went out to eat, I avoided ordering salad; I didn’t have the energy to chew that much.” My name is Frances Southwick. I am a practicing family medicine physician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I completed my medical residency two years ago, and I […] Continue reading →

Dinner For One…Or Two?

By Justyna Woodley This is to all the families who have experienced interrupted dinners, paused movies, canceled plans that were much anticipated, and all of the above in the same week. First of all, everything I am about to say is not a complaint. I chose to marry a doctor whom I love dearly. However, it […] Continue reading →

List Making as Life

By Elizabeth Stuelke I’ve started making lists as I’ve left my job of three years, now that my husband is in his last year of training, and I am thinking of where to go next with my goals: career and otherwise. I’m making lists of ideas to write about, so I won’t forget the topics […] Continue reading →

Holiday Expectations by Kim Blackham

Question: In the past, the holidays have proved to be a tense time in our house, especially with our untraditional schedule and extended family. What can we do to avoid arguments and disappointment this year? Answer: Holidays can be an especially hard time for couples, because each holiday inherently comes with its own expectations. One […] Continue reading →

Doctors Need Friends, Too

By Monica Swanson After years of medical school, residency, fellowships and getting a career up and running, many doctors find themselves existing with just the essentials. Hopefully they have kept their family intact through the process of becoming a doctor. But beyond that, the training required of a doctor can strip them of every “extra” in […] Continue reading →

Learn As We Go

By Shannon Smith Gonzalez When my husband started med school, on his first day of orientation, I attended a spouse/companion/family session where we were told most couples don’t make it through this experience. That was hard to take in. Not only was it wrong, but it hurt to hear, and it felt counter productive to […] Continue reading →