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Would you PREFER your future significant other to be a physician?

  1. NO

    31.1%
  2. YES

    27.4%
  3. IT DOES NOT MATTER

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  1. Staryy

    Staryy 5+ Year Member

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    Would you prefer your future significant other to be a physician?

    When doctors marry doctors: a survey exploring the professional and family lives of young physicians.

    Sobecks NW, Justice AC, Hinze S, Chirayath HT, Lasek RJ, Chren MM, Aucott J, Juknialis B, Fortinsky R, Youngner S, Landefeld CS

    BACKGROUND: Soon, half of all physicians may be married to other physicians (that is, in dual-doctor families). Little is known about how marriage to another physician affects physicians themselves.

    OBJECTIVE: To learn how physicians in dual-doctor families differ from other physicians in their professional and family lives and in their perceptions of career and family.

    DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey.

    SETTING: Two medical schools in Ohio.

    PARTICIPANTS: A random sample of physicians from the classes of 1980 to 1990.

    MEASUREMENTS: Responses to a questionnaire on hours worked, income, number of children, child-rearing arrangements, and perceptions about work and family.

    RESULTS: Of 2000 eligible physicians, 1208 responded (752 men and 456 women). Twenty-two percent of male physicians and 44% of female physicians were married to physicians (P < 0.001). Men and women in dual-doctor families differed (P < 0.001) from other married physicians in key aspects of their professional and family lives: They earned less money, less often felt that their career took precedence over their spouse's career, and more often played a major role in child-rearing. These differences were greater for female physicians than for male physicians. Men and women in dual-doctor families were similar to other physicians in the frequency with which they achieved career goals and goals for their children and with which they felt conflict between professional and family roles. Marriage to another physician had distinct benefits (P < 0.001) for both men and women, including more frequent enjoyment from shared work interests and higher family incomes.

    CONCLUSIONS: Men and women in dual-doctor families differed from other physicians in many aspects of their professional and family lives, but they achieved their career and family goals as frequently. These differences reflect personal choices that will increasingly affect the profession as more physicians marry physicians.
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    NIAMS NIH HHS [K08AR01962]
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  3. Noegrus

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    Q1: Are you cute?
    Yes?
    Q2: Coffee?:naughty:
     
  4. Staryy

    Staryy 5+ Year Member

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    Q1 yes

    Q2 yes only...if you r also good looking...

    we can meet at Starbucks on Student Doctor Network Avenue
     
  5. Noegrus

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    No. I refuse to talk to Starbucks aficionados.
    Here's a shirt.

    [​IMG]

    Also, this is not a 'general residency issue'.
     
  6. smq123

    smq123 Roy Lichtenstein SDN Advisor SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    Moving to Spouses and Partners.
     
  7. LaughingMan

    LaughingMan Avoid Arrogance Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

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    I'd prefer for her to maybe be a PharmD or DDS. Opt and Nursing is cool as well.

    If she was a doctor--great--no problem.
     
  8. TriagePreMed

    TriagePreMed Removed 2+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't want to marry another physician, but it's only because I want to have a family life and realize that my commitment to medicine will leave insufficient time to parent. My wife would have to take over that role. I'd preferably marry a scientist.
     
  9. abolt18

    abolt18 Turkey can never beat cow 2+ Year Member

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    My friend's dad is an anesthesiologist while his mom is a pharmacist (works part time I believe) so to say the least they are doing quite well!
     
  10. VenusinFurs

    VenusinFurs I am tired, I am weary 5+ Year Member

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    If I got married to someone who worked like 80 bajillion hours a week and we had kids I'd probably switch to part time or start doing something like student health with really controllable hours.
     
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    penguin24 Don 5+ Year Member

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    Does anybody care about the significant financial consequences of divorcing a non-physician vs a physician? As we all know that 50% of marriages fail, wouldn't it be wise to realize that even though two people love each other to death, there is a coin-flip chance they will hate each others guts in 7 years?
     
  12. VenusinFurs

    VenusinFurs I am tired, I am weary 5+ Year Member

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    Prenup?
     
  13. penguin24

    penguin24 Don 5+ Year Member

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    That seems like the answer to the problem I posted, but I'm not sure of how many people actually get prenups. Maybe some physicians do get them and never tell anybody, b/c of all the married physicians I know I haven't heard of one prenup.
     
  14. mercaptovizadeh

    mercaptovizadeh ἀλώπηξ 10+ Year Member

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    Non-doctor preferred. There's just no time for two doctors to do proper parenting unless one of them is working in a lighter (shiftwork?) or part-time position.
     
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    fancymylotus I'm so ticked off that I'm molting! 10+ Year Member

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  16. LaughingMan

    LaughingMan Avoid Arrogance Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Or DMD! I don't discriminate!
     
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    fancymylotus I'm so ticked off that I'm molting! 10+ Year Member

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