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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.