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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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Your DrH is in his 4th year of medical school and is thinking ahead to the next step – residency. He has spent hours putting together his residency applications and they are officially submitted. Finally.

Soon enough the interview offers will start coming in and he will be off to check out the different residency locations. Residency interview season is an exciting time, full of future possibility and promise. I mean your husband is going to be a flippin’ doctor!

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Alright docs. This one is for you.

If you are a doctor and you are married, I’m going to let you in on a little secret – your wife puts up with a lot of crap that comes with living the doctor’s wife life. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some perks that come with the territory too. Yes, some doctor’s wives live a very comfortable lifestyle financially and that is in large part thanks to your hard work and sacrifice.

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