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Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by sleepymed, May 10, 2007.

  1. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    As a single female considering different residency spots, I was wondering, how many EM docs are married to other EM docs?
     
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  3. I know of one such couple, as well as an EM doc who is married to an ED nurse. There is also at least three or four (off the top of my head) EM docs I know who are married to physicians in other specialties.
     
  4. ERMudPhud

    ERMudPhud Back for a visit 10+ Year Member

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    My wife and I are both EM docs. I know of at least 3 other similar couples in our area.
     
  5. FISKUS

    FISKUS Gimme a sammich 2+ Year Member

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    I was married to, and now am divorced from an ED nurse. I had to work with her on an occasional basis after the crap hit the fan. Wasnt pleasant...:barf: :barf:
     
  6. Pose

    Pose Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I know of three EP couples. However, I work with the three wives. The three husbands work in different hospitals.
     
  7. docB

    docB Chronically painful Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    I know of at least 4 sets of doc couples. More if I include doc nurse couples.
     
  8. DrQuinn

    DrQuinn My name is Neo Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I know of one. One colleague is married to an ED director of a nearby hospital. Actually, most of the docs I work with are married to other docs. Damn. I could only imagine that household income.

    Q
     
  9. Apollyon

    Apollyon Screw the GST Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    In my group of 50 or so docs, there's only one married couple that works both with the group. One doc's wife is a peds resident, and one doc's husband is an OD. Otherwise, a couple of nurse-doc pairings here and there, but, by and large, one-doc marriages are the deal.
     
  10. ERMudPhud

    ERMudPhud Back for a visit 10+ Year Member

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    Of course, there are other benefits to being married to a cheerleader.

    I should say only one of the doctor couples I know of work at the same hospital. In fact, several groups in town have rules against having both halves of a married couple working for them.
     
  11. trkd

    trkd 10+ Year Member

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    I understand the reasoning but I hope that is not common everywhere.
     
  12. JackBauERfan

    JackBauERfan CTU Field Agent 10+ Year Member

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    not an EM couple, but the relationship is always having an emergency? counts?
     
  13. ERMudPhud

    ERMudPhud Back for a visit 10+ Year Member

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    I don't think its too onerous in most cities. I guess if you want to go to a town with only one hospital it might be a problem. We made a concious decision to work for different groups. That way if one group loses a contract or the hospital closes or something like that were not both out of a job. Also, if you are both with the same small group it can be difficult to both get the same time for vacation.

    The groups prefer not to have married couples since that can also make scheduling more difficult. It can make it more difficult if the group likes one half of the couple but not the other and also creates the potential for marriage problems to spill over into group politics.
     
  14. AmoryBlaine

    AmoryBlaine the last tycoon 7+ Year Member

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    My faves:
    vascular surgeon + anesthesiologist,
    interventional cards (with his own echo machine in office) + dermatologist.

    I bet they drive nice cars.
     
  15. JackBauERfan

    JackBauERfan CTU Field Agent 10+ Year Member

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    how about bill gates and anna nicole smith, that would still be some sweet lump sum of money the gatemeister would have.
     

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