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The Match Rank List is due NEXT WEEK and 4th year medical students across the country are busy ranking their programs. If you are a 4th year medical student or are married to one, you and your spouse have been busy at this whole “residency application” thing for a while. You’ve been shelling out the dough to pay for application fees, writing personal statements, collecting letters of recommendation, and flying out to interviews and resident dinners.

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One of my absolute favorite things about owning and running The Mrs. behind the M.D. is receiving emails or messages from my readers. I LOVE hearing from you! People will contact me just so say hi, to celebrate victories, to commiserate with me on the craziness of the doctor wife life, or to ask me questions.

I get asked questions about all kinds of things from my readers about being a doctor’s wife.

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Medical school, basically, is hard. Everyone who is currently a medical student or has been one knows this. Now imagine trying to have a romantic RELATIONSHIP with someone who is going through this process. Let me put having a relationship with a medical student into perspective:

Before being accepted into a medical school, it’s a time of applications, interviewing, travel expenses, application fees. nervousness, excitement, and  decisions.

And then once the student is accepted,

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If you or a loved one is in the medical field then the term “burnout” is most likely familiar to you. Burnout among medical professionals is on the rise recently due to a lot of factors – increased work hours, lower staffing, increased acuity of patients, almost no tolerance for mistakes from management,  etc etc. I felt the effects of burnout myself when I was working as a nurse.

Physician burnout specifically  is a very real thing now and it’s causing a lot of problems for physicians and the patients they care for.

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Man. I have been away from writing for waaaaay too long! Why have I been MIA for so long? What has kept me from this hobby I enjoy so much? From interacting with all of you fellow doctor’s wives? I’ll tell ya.

We all come from different backgrounds. Different childhoods and families. And we are all in different phases of this crazy medical journey. But one thing that I KNOW we all have in common is that life throws all of us curveballs.

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I don’t know about you guys, but when Daddy comes home it is probably the best time of the day. When my two boys hear the front door open, they come running from their Legos or their cars with exclamations of “It’s DAD! DAD’S HOME!”

And my husband walks in the door with his blue scrubs, pager on his hip and his work bag slung over his shoulder. He will smile whenever he comes home,

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