Embracing The Loneliness of Medical Wife Life

Our guest post is has come at the perfect time for me personally. Tom is in his last month of rotations before four major board exams. Yes, FOUR! Loneliness is definitely felt during this time. Let me introduce you to Meredith, a pediatric nurse turned stay at home mom to two littles and wife to […]

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Love in the Midst: Reflections after a Horrible Car Accident

In the days to follow, I expected pure joy and peace. My husband nearly died and was mercifully spared. I expected gratitude to fill my heart and soul, after all, it was Thanksgiving. I was thankful, but I was also bitter and directed it toward him.

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Medical School Isolation for the Spouse

I’ve found more and more husbands and wives struggling with isolation. Many share the expectation that stress from medical school applications and interviews, possibly newly married, and a big move would decrease after the first block starts. Only it increases. The medical student is overwhelmed with adjusting to an intense schedule and trying to figure out a study routine where he or she can actually get through the material not to mention one that will allow for enough time to review before quizzes and exams. Sleep. Eat. And not burnout in the first block….While non-medical spouse is left exploring a new town. Alone. Meeting new friends. Alone. Applying for jobs. Alone.

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A Student Doctor’s Perspective on the Application Process

“I remember how excited I was to submit my personal statement and primary application to my first 15 medical schools. I was rather arrogant and thought that I would surely get interview invitations from a majority of the schools I applied to.”

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