family life

  1. M

    Importance of Audition Rotations/ Auditions with a family at home

    So I know this topic has been posted multiple times but I am genuinely unsure about what I should do. I am currently taking the rest of the year off after my son was born 11 weeks early and had a lengthy NICU stay. I have taken about half of my rotations for third year but will be graduating a...
  2. BabyDaddy

    Nontrad Veteran M3 with wife and kids at MD school in Tx. Ask me Anything! (AMA)

    I had a ton of questions when I was trying to get into Medical School and during my first year, but few people could answer them for my specific situation. If you have questions about applying as a Non-traditional student, veteran, married person +/- kiddos, or just generic questions about life...
  3. K.Ar.I.Na

    Doctor and Police Officers

    Alright so this is my first time posting to the forums so bear with me. I am currently in medical school and my fiance has just been accepted to the police academy. Though I'm so proud of him for accomplishing his dreams and goals, I'm a little afraid for our future. As you guys know cops and...
  4. F

    Calling all mommsssss

    Hi! I’m interested in gastroenterology but also having a family is a huge priority for me. In terms of flexible specialities for mom-to-bes, I’ve heard good things about peds, IM, FM, psych, rad and even ER but not much about gastro so would love to hear any opinions! Thanks!
  5. scienceispower94

    Pregnancy during Step 1?

    Hi everyone! I could use some advice regarding pregnancy and Step 1. I am currently a second year MD/PhD student. I am planning on taking Step 1 between mid-June/early-July before starting graduate school in September. My husband and I want to have all of our children before I'm ~32 (I'm...
  6. J

    Any moms who have done/doing a neurology residency? Was/is it doable?

    Hello friendly folks of SDN, This is my first ever question here so pardon my errors if any. I am a mom of a 2 year old, IMG with EAD, who did a Master's in Clinical Neurology by research at Oxford,UK hoping to apply for a Neurology match. As I outlined above, my question is to moms/parents as...
  7. Wonder women

    "mommy track" job after fellowship

    Quick background before I post questions -I am mother to two kindergartners and feel that between Radiology residency and fellowship I have missed out a lot. Currently in Body Imaging Fellowship in a good program @ Midwest. I am hoping for "mommy track" type of schedule (30-40 hrs/week ) and...
  8. A

    Any financially independent premeds living away from home ? Advice please.

    Are there any premeds here who are financially independent and living away from family? I need some advice. Firstly, I'm an undergrad senior (graduating next year. Only need 3 more credits to graduate) who is planning to take the MCAT in March apply for the 2018 cycle. I'm done with all my...
  9. med-dad-78

    Nontraditional with Family

    Hello everyone. I'm looking for input from nontraditional pre-medical students with families. Can you tell me a little about your experiences and what you learned? I guess another reason is that I don’t feel so alone in this venture. I am usually the oldest in my classes. This is me...
  10. reverence

    Family life as a gen surg resident and beyond?

    4th year here. My surgery rotation was at a community hospital with no surgery residents. Worked closely with attendings though. Can any current surgical residents or attendings who are married (+/- children) comment on the demands and sacrifices required of a surgeon and how that...
  11. J

    Family stress during post-bac

    Hi Guys, I'm starting my post-bac at Rutgers University in June (I'll be 31). Already gave my job notice (civil engineering job in NYC) and I'm very excited. I had a crazy journey discovering my passion for medicine. I'm a site supervisor, so my company paid for my CPR/AED certification. On a...
  12. L

    Is it possible to become a surgeon after military service?

    I'm sure this question has been posted before but I have a few questions to go along with this that I'd like directly answered. I've wanted to go to medical school since I was in 7th grade to become a surgeon. Unfortunately, I didn't really have the support system to back my dream (my parents...
  13. due.diligence

    Is audiology a good career for a mom?

    Hi everybody, I'm wondering how feasible it is to go through the AudD program with a baby. Any of you done it? Did you feel like you were totally missing out on your kid's childhood? Side note: I do have a nearby dad who loves to babysit and a nurse partner who works 3 days a week. I'm also...
  14. P

    Being Pregnant during 3rd year and due at the beginning of 4th?

    I am currently a P2. I did really well in my first 3 semesters of school and I made mostly As and a few Bs. My husband and I have been together since high school and got hitched at the ripe old age of 18. We have been together a little over 5 years and have been married 3 of those years. We...
  15. W

    surgery residency abroad? from US medical school

    Has anyone completed medical school in the US and then gone on to do a surgery residency in a country other than the US (ex. europe)? Growing up my family moved between 3 continents and the experience of learning three+ languages understanding different cultures with a spectrum of...
  16. K

    HPSP life, could use some input!!

    Hey all, I'm in my first year of medical school and am heavily debating joining the Air Force for HPSP. It would cover the costs of the last 3 years of medical school (tuition ~$50,000 per year) plus the stipend, and I would then serve in return for 3 years (residency aside). I feel truly driven...
  17. K

    HPSP Air Force, could really use some input..

    Hey all, I'm in my first year of medical school and am heavily debating joining the Air Force for HPSP. It would cover the costs of the last 3 years of medical school (tuition ~$50,000 per year) plus the stipend, and I would then serve in return for 3 years (residency aside). I feel truly driven...
  18. K

    HPSP life, could really use some input..

    Hey all, I'm in my first year of medical school and am heavily debating joining the Air Force for HPSP. It would cover the costs of the last 3 years of medical school (tuition ~$50,000 per year) plus the stipend, and I would then serve in return for 3 years (residency aside). I feel truly driven...
  19. S

    Speciality that is Family Friendly

    Hello! I am a senior in college who will be attending medical school in the fall. My whole life I've wanted to be a surgeon but as I get older, I've come to realize that's not all I want. I am currently engaged to my boyfriend of 8 years who I plan to marry and have children with. I was just...
  20. rlin656

    Questions for current/past Walmart Pharmacist (2015)

    Hi, I am currently a P3 student and also currently interning at a Walmart pharmacy. I would like to work for Walmart in the future, but would really like to know certain things about what Walmart offers pharmacist compared to others. Amount of years currently worked at Walmart...