I'm guessing having a child during medical school would be incredibly difficult . I'm studying to become a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon , and by my calculations I'm going to be in school for about 15 more years . By then, I'll be 35 . I read the post "Babies in med school" and someone said that it would be better to have a child after your 1st year of residency . What do you think ? When do you believe is the best time for children ? During Med School ? After 1st year of residency ? During Surgery fellowship ? After all my schooling is over ? Never ?