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Lives of Doctor Wives: Any Questions For The Survivors?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Any Questions For The Survivors?

Kathi, Jennifer, and I would like to answer more of your questions this Saturday. If you have anything you'd like to know about "the other side" after medical school and residency, just leave your question in the comments section, and we'll pick one or two to try to answer as honestly as possible. We're each in different stages of the "survivor" mode, so I think our responses relate well to where we are in our time of life. We know that there was a question recently about surviving a long distance marriage/relationship during residency. Unfortunately, none of us ever experienced that. If any of you would like to share your own situations and how you've handled them, please feel free to leave us a comment or e-mail us, and we'll add your response to one of our posts.
Hope you're all surviving!
Amanda, Kathi, and Jennifer--the "Survivor Saturday" gals



Blogger Alexandra said...

Thanks ladies!

I'm very curious still about the transition from residency to practice. How did your husbands get their jobs, what benefits have you seen offered at different places (ie. loan repayment, moving stipend?), and what kind of reality check did you get when you saw that first paycheck? Also, how much have time constraints changed now that they are practicing vs med school and residency.

I think a lot of us need to hear about the future sometimes to keep us motivated for the payoff. And I don't mean the money, I really mean how has family life improved/gotten worse.

I always look forward to Saturdays, thanks!

August 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger sHw said...

Can anyone offer any advice as to HOW TO SURVIVE the last year of med school?! My husband is away right now (and will be for the next three months) doing an audition rotation. While I get to talk to him every night, I'm finding it frustrating that we only chat for about ten minutes because he is so tired. I miss him so much, and I know he misses me. Also, I'm quite nervous about the whole match thing - it worries me to no end. He hasn't scheduled any interviews just yet, and is working on his online application, but I'm such an 'on top of everything' gal that it is hard for me to not constantly ask him if he has everything done. How can I survive?! Any words of wisdom would be ever-so appreciated! :)
Frantic in VA,

August 19, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger JLee said...

We are 98% sure that Mark is going to be applying to orthopedic surgery for residency. We're worried though that even after residency he will be so busy and not have much time at home with the family. People at his school keep telling him that after residency you can work as much or as little as you desire. Is this actually feasable? For example, how easy is it to find a job that is only 4 days per week? Thanks!!

August 20, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

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