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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 →

Making Job Decisions Together

Question: My spouse is in his final year of training and we are so excited to reach this point, but finding the right job seems to be adding a lot of stress and strain on our relationship. How can we fix this? What tips do you have for making this decision together? Answer: Congratulations on […] 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 →

The Days I Love Most

By Elizabeth Stuelke Now, you all might have days like these: days where things just seem to go smoothly, there are no plans, there are things to get done that do, but there are no timeframes in which to complete them. No chasing the kids to the car to get to the gate of some […] Continue reading →

The Emergency Parent

By Tamara Reese It was five years ago, so I don’t remember what I wore or the content of the small talk between colleagues and spouses. I remember this particular mixer based on a single conversation. We were sipping wine and one of my husband’s co-residents asked me what I do. The person probably wasn’t […] Continue reading →

Women in Military Medicine Q & A

(Editor’s Note: September is Women in Medicine Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the growing number of women physicians within the profession. This week on the blog, we are featuring an extraordinary woman who is an accomplished physician, an active leader in the Navy and a national health care advocate.) Lt. Cmdr. Josephine C. Nguyen Q: Why […] Continue reading →