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resident wifeI see you. I see you trying to put your game face on everyday but knowing how you really feel on the inside.

I know some days you are nervous and you wonder how you will make this work. I know some days you are just done being a resident wife. I know some days it takes every ounce of energy you have to keep it together, and sometimes you just can’t.

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If you are a medical student or resident or a doctor’s wife, you already know that finances are tight. It can be stressful to figure out how to live on a resident’s salary or how to minimize medical school debt during the training years.

For starters, if you are a medical student you aren’t earning any money yet – you are spending it all on tuition. As I’m sure you are well aware.

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Guys!! It’s July 1st! I LOVE this day! For a lot of you reading this, you might be thinking….. Yeah, so?

I’ll tell you why this is such a big deal – July 1st is the “New Year’s Day” for doctors and their families. It’s the first day of the Medical New Year.

Today marks an end and a beginning. For some physician families it could be the end of the medical school classwork years and the beginning of clinical rotations,

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The new medical year is just around the corner, and on July 1st a new group of previous medical students will start their residency training. The transition from medical school to residency is hard, but not only for the new doctor – for the doctor’s wife and family as well.

My DrH is about to start his PGY-2 year of residency, which means we will have successfully survived the first year of residency.

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I have been married to a doctor for 5 years. Well, technically in medical school he wasn’t a doctor yet, but I have been supporting a doctor or doctor-in-training for 5 years out of our 7 years of marriage. Sometimes when I think about that it makes my head spin – that only two years of our marriage were not part of this “let’s make my husband a doctor” journey.

On this journey I have learned some things about being married to a doctor that I WISH I would have known at the beginning.  

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Summer is officially here! I know when most of us think of summer images of swimming in the pool, beach trips, hiking, and going on family vacations come to mind.

But for a large portion of doctor’s wives, the summer season also means moving season. Whether you are moving for medical school, residency, or that first job, moving to a new city brings with it a lot of changes and a lot of stress.

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