Rethink Your Resolutions

Rethink Your Resolutions By Stacie Johnson                   (Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in 2014, but its message is timeless.) Last year I made a New Year’s resolution to not clean as much. Yep, that is right, I declared I wouldn’t clean my house. I decided […] Continue reading →

Balancing Interfaith Holidays

Balancing Interfaith Holidays By Julie Berkowitz Newman           Ah, ‘tis the season.  For stress. The holidays have been marketed as joyous celebrations, with visions of snowflakes, crackling fires, and familial harmony floating before our eyes. Of course, a good portion of the country won’t have snow or temperatures cool enough to […] Continue reading →

How to Cope with the Stress and Final Struggle in Medical School – and to Enjoy the Excitement After it

How to Cope with the Stress and Final Struggle in Medical School – and to Enjoy the Excitement After it. By Dr. Yohannes Mengistu (internship) (Editor’s Note: Physician Family readers will recall our young Ethiopian friend Yohannes Mengistu from an article he wrote for the Spring 2016 issue of Physician Family: Challenges Facing a Foreign […] Continue reading →

Home For the Holidays?

Home For the Holidays? By Physician Family Readers (Editor’s Note: As we gear up for the holiday season, the physician family is often reminded that the doctor’s schedule doesn’t necessarily mean a holiday for all of us. In the first issue of Physician Family, we asked a question about medical families and holidays and here […] Continue reading →

Residency Survival: Lessons Learned

Residency Survival: Lessons Learned By Briana Wessell (Editor’s Note: This blog post originally ran in October, 2014, so Briana and her resident husband now have even more experience surviving residency – but this initial look is both practical and positive, so we’re sharing it with our readers again.) The last time everyone heard from me, […] 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 →