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Is the divorce rate higher among residents, physicians, and medical students?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by moto_za, 05.09.10.

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  1. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    What is the divorce rate among medical professionals or students?
     
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  3. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    higher than what?
     
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    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    Compared to the average population.
     
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    schrizto 2+ Year Member

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    are you talking about the rate between two physicians or with only one physician in the relationship or both?
     
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    gonnif Director (retired), OldPreMeds.org Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    there is conflicting data on whether there is increased rate of divorce for doctors. Overall population comparison seems to suggests yes. However, controlling for socioeconomic status, education level, income etc, seems to suggest divorce rates about the same or even a little lower than non-physicians of similar similar education and income

    there was a long thread on this about a year or so ago

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=4004&page=2
     
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    randombetch Banned

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    http://www.nationalreviewofmedicine.com/issue/2006/03_15/3_physicians_life02_05.html

    Yay, doctor couples are more likely to last and are richer. I got to get me a dermatologist wife.
     
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    cbrons love machine 7+ Year Member

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    Probably likely to achieve parity with that of police officers in the near future.
     
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    searun 5+ Year Member

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    I have not seen a definitive study. Are doctors better at being married than other people in high stress demanding professions. Probably not. But they are probably not worse, either. Professions that are demanding and require long hours away from home, are tough on marriages.

    But there are countless examples of physicians with stable marriages and kids who do great. So go for it. And make it work for you!
     
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    libraryismyhome Banned Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

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    so, marrying another doctor would result in much lower divorce rate. This sounds reasonable. I mean hypothetically, if your future wife is not a doc then she wouldn't be able to understand you as much as a doctor wife.
     

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