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

pexels-photo-31119-large 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?

thanksgiv-day 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

thumb-up-605738_960_720 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

fatherchildhandsholding 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

dr-antillkidsatthehospital 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 →