Residency Survival: Lessons Learned

Residency Survival: Lessons Learned By Briana Wessell Only six years and eightish months to go. The last time everyone heard from me, my husband was just beginning the first rotation of his neurosurgery intern year. We were eager to get started and excited to move into this next phase of the medical training process. Well, […] 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 →

The Retired Physician

retired physician (Editor’s Note: This week’s post originally appeared on September 23 on www.KevinMD.com and we found it too relevant and insightful for our readers not to share. Julie Newman, AMA Alliance President-elect, shared a few of her own thoughts with us below.) Foreword by Julie Newman The medical life is a constant journey. Physicians are on […] 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 →