Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment

frustratedwomenwithchildren Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment by Donna Baver Rovito Recently, a young intern’s wife expressed her frustration and despair to her new resident husband, during the fifth week of his internship, telling him that residency is so much harder than she’d expected, and that it’s difficult for her to handle their children on her own […] Continue reading →

So You Married a Physician…

Julia Sotile   So You Married a Physician… By Julia E. Sotile, MSW, LCSW: Mary O. Sotile, MA, LPC; Wayne M. Sotile, PhD.   Our years of experience working with physicians and their families have taught us that medical couples (both one- and two-physician couples) who transition into and out of medical training deal with a similar dynamic: […] Continue reading →

PGY What?

NormanRockwellOldCountryDoctor (Editor’s note – Please allow us to introduce Sarah Smith Johnson, the newly appointed editor of the Physician Family weekly blog. Sarah brings a wealth of editing and writing experience to our editorial advisory board, and we’re thrilled to have her with us.  A lifelong medical family member, Sarah has navigated a long training road with […] Continue reading →

Next Chapter: PGY1 Neurosurgery

Doc white coat torso and hand with laptop (Editor’s Note: June and July are times of immense change for medical families, so we’re focusing on people in the midst of those changes. Last week we heard from someone whose husband had just completed his first year of residency and she was kind enough to share her insights. This week, we hear from someone […] Continue reading →

Intern Year: It gets better

B&WDoctorToolsGraphicwGoldCaduceus By Marysa Stevens As the end of my husband’s intern year approaches this week, I’ve taken some time to reflect on where I was a year ago and what I can walk away with from this experience. Just like four years of medical school don’t actually prepare our spouses to suddenly wake up one day […] Continue reading →