Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Donna Baver Rovito, Editor, Physician Family Media “How are you protecting your family from COVID-19?” Families throughout the world are asking that very question – but none more urgently than the families of physicians on the front lines of the pandemic. Those taking care of the sickest patients put not only themselves, as dozens […] Continue reading →

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment by Donna Baver Rovito (Editor’s Note: This blog originally ran in July 2014; we’re reposting it as many physician families are currently experiencing transitions which can cause stress and resentment in their relationships.) Recently, a young intern’s wife expressed her frustration and despair to her new resident husband, during the […] Continue reading →

PERSPECTIVE by Charity Williams

Perspective By Charity Williams   It’s hard being a married-to-medicine parent – being the one who has to handle the homework, the plumbing disasters, the vomit bugs, the calls from the school, the fights over dress code and flip flops and punk bullies over and over again. It wears you down. I have a huge […] Continue reading →

May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor!

May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor! By Rachel Pyron and Angelic Rodgers During Match season, graduating medical students and their families may feel as uncertain as Katniss Everdeen and her fellow villagers at the selection of competitors of the Hunger Games. Fear not—even though you have no real control over the Match process, […] Continue reading →

Resilience is the Key by Justin Breen

Resilience is the Key By Justin Breen Resilience has been a key foundation since my wife, Sarah, and I started dating in 2004. Our first date, Aug. 28, 2004, was the day before Sarah started medical school at Midwestern University. As our lives have grown together – on our way to marriage, our 10-year wedding […] Continue reading →

Adapting to “The Match”

Adapting to “The Match” by Lara Balsters McElderry Our family has moved several times.  We moved for medical school, then residency, then a different residency, then a third residency, then a job, then a fellowship, and now we are getting ready to move again this summer! You can actually find a timeline of our crazy […] Continue reading →

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30th!

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day on March 30th! Share your stories of inspiring physicians and mentors with the AMA Foundation FOR PHYSICIANS – CELEBRATE WITH THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION: March 30th is National Doctor’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community. Though many are drawn to […] Continue reading →