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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.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Researcher Discusses Medical Families and What Makes Them Resilient

Wayne Sotile, Ph.D., researcher, educator and author with wife Mary Sotile, MA, knows medical families well. They have been and continue to be the subject of his research. He knows they experience unique stresses and he knows how resilient they can be when they recognize their stressors and work together to address them.

Dr. Sotile is currently working on a survey with the AMA Alliance and the American Medical Association to update data on medical family stresses and relationships. He will discuss this survey and introduce preliminary findings in a special plenary session during the 2010 Medical Families Summit hosted by the AMA Alliance in Chicago, September 25-28. Medical students and their families are encouraged to attend.

Membership in the Alliance for medical students and partners is only $10, and it’s easy to join online.