Everyone knows that medical school and residency are stressful for young physicians. The AMA Alliance knows that the training years can be just as challenging for the physician's spouse. Our new blog offers resources to provide specific support for partners of physicians in training, as well as assistance in finding an Alliance in your area.

We know that support for the family of medicine is most comforting when it is provided by the family of medicine.

To learn more about the Young Member Connection please view our first blog entry here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Maintaining A Sense of Self during Residency

According to a study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, many young doctors feel that their medical training is so important that they are willing to sacrifice their identity and personal life in order to learn how to care for patients. However, "when the imbalance persists for longer than initially expected, professional growth is not enough to sustain most young doctors. " In this New York Times article, one physician discusses how she learned to find time for herself.

How do you and your spouse find a balance between medical training and personal/family life? Please share your experiences in the comments.

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