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Any single parents starting residency?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by jcb5y, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. jcb5y

    jcb5y New Member

    Mar 24, 2002
    Puerto Rico

    I am a single mom about to start residency in internal med.
    I am both excited and a little bit scared.
    Anybody in the same situation?
    Do you have any advice?
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  3. Kati Tevington

    Kati Tevington New Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    I have completed medical school, internal medicine internship, and two years of psychiatry residency as a single (widowed) mother of three. Some advice: 1. Have a back-up system for caring for your children if you are late at work (which happens a lot), 2. Establish a regular time to telephone your children from work (do this from a private place), and schedule regular family activities on your days off - consistency lets the children know they can count on you, and 3. Maintain a professional demeanor at work at all times, including keeping family concerns strictly out of the work environment - you don't want coworkers or supervisors worrying about whether you can do the job.
    Kati Tevington

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