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  1. commymommy

    commymommy *reformed commymommy*

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    The March issue of "The Medical Family" is about to hit the mailboxes....if any of you are interested, run over to medicalspouse.org and send in your address. We'll have one out to you this week! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

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  3. vixen

    vixen I like members

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    That's really crappy...to get a newsletter you have to register, but in order to register you have to sign up for junk stuff to be sent to you...not impressed.

    Why is the website exclusive for spouses of medical professions...what if they're both in the medical profession and what about if...lets say a female is a med student but her husband has another job and she wants to get advice etc from somewhere...is this website useful to that or only for spouses who are of non-medical professions (or maybe no profession at all)?
     
  4. Wifty

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by simseema17:
    <strong>That's really crappy...to get a newsletter you have to register, but in order to register you have to sign up for junk stuff to be sent to you...not impressed.

    Why is the website exclusive for spouses of medical professions...what if they're both in the medical profession and what about if...lets say a female is a med student but her husband has another job and she wants to get advice etc from somewhere...is this website useful to that or only for spouses who are of non-medical professions (or maybe no profession at all)?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Simseema17,

    The site fits the needs of anyone that is a spouse/partner to someone in the medical profession. If both people in a couple were doctors, this would still apply.
    There is a dearth of sites on the internet that address the special circumstances of being married to a person that will be gone the long, irregular hours doing a profession that generally has to come first over family time.

    You being in the medical profession will have your classmates and others to talk to and to understand where you are coming from. Your spouse/partner might need to find a way to connect with people that understand what it is like to be connected with a medstudent/doctor.

    This site provides that.

    Also, if you were really in need of learning/help/whatever, you could still find it on such a site by seeing it from the other point-of-view....that of those partnered to medical people.

    I think that having the site is wonderful and helpful to a great many people. To want it to be all things to all people instead of filling a need for a certain segment, is not realistic and no site can seek to be all to all.

    Wifty
     
  5. vixen

    vixen I like members

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    I understand the website it useful to many, probably including myself, that's why I went to it. It still sucks though you have to register yourself to receive junk mail in order to get the newsletter...oh well...tit for tat...
     
  6. commymommy

    commymommy *reformed commymommy*

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    I'm confused....The registration is sent directly to me...you fill out a survey about your spouse's residency program (or opt not to if you choose) and fill out your name/address. The form is sent directly to me...and I have no interest in sending any junk mail to anyone....This is a personal website run by a few medical spouses...not a business. The website does not earn any profit or accept any advertising business. Why would you think that you are signing up for junk mail?

    We have members where both spouses are physicians, we have members whose wife is the physician...we even have physician members interested in hearing a spouse's point of view.

    The site is open to anyone, but we were actually turned down by PA and nursing webrings.

    Seriously, Simseema, if you get junkmail from anyone please email me privately or post here...I can't imagine how you would. The only thing I can think of is that we use a form server that sends me the emails...but if that is a problem I will find another way. No one hates spam more than moi!!!

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  7. Henna

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    Sounds interesting , Iam going to check that out ...
     
  8. Henna

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    ok, is this site for dentists too ?
     
  9. Henna

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    Tried to register & finally gave up... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  10. commymommy

    commymommy *reformed commymommy*

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    :( :( :( Perplexed...email me your address...I'll take care of it....

    We tried to market ourselves out to as many diff. med professions as we could, but most people weren't interested. If you'd like to help add the dental profession/spouse angle to it all, feel free to let me know...We'd love any help/suggestions that we can get!

    Kris
     
  11. Henna

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    Iam not too keen on the news letter :oops: , but I tried to register ..didnt happen , I went to the other site to get an Id etc (on the message board ) ...tried to register thrice, something is wrong there .... :mad: .....
    Iam back to SDN.
     
  12. vixen

    vixen I like members

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    yeah I tried to register also and this is what happened:

    first it said: you didn't click on one of the newsletters to receive (and they were all junk stuff...work from home, business advice, etc)

    then when I did click on something, it was taking forever to confirm, so I closed it...I tried more than once, and it was taking a superlong time...

    I don't know what went wrong...maybe I'll try another day :confused:
     
  13. commymommy

    commymommy *reformed commymommy*

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    You must be talking about registering for the message board forums....they are actually run through ezboard and ezboard does require a registration, though you can opt to receive no mail. I'm not advocating switching message boards. You should stay here where you are comfortable and already know people. I was merely offering those of you who ARE interested in a FREE newsletter the opportunity to have it...and several people did. If you aren't interested, there is no need to take me up on it. If you are afraid of receiving spam mail for putting in your name, I offered you the option to just email me your info.

    This was meant to be a friendly offer, and I apologize for the inconvenience that any of you suffered through. Like I said before, we aren't a for-profit site, we don't have advertising and none of us have the time or energy to come up with spam mail. All of the girls involved pay for the things right now out of our own pockets...this is simply an organization that was started to help and support each other...nothing more, nothing less.

    kris
     
  14. vixen

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    oh ok...I think I understand a little bit better now...

    if possible, could you sign me up for the free newsletter?

    my email (that's not a hotmail address) is [email protected]

    thanks :)
     
  15. commymommy

    commymommy *reformed commymommy*

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    I feel badly that you both had problems with it...we are really just in the beginning process of trying to do a revamp of the organization and website. We're mailng out the newsletters now via snailmail...but I'll be happy to email you a copy.

    Kris
     
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  17. Henna

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    Hey ! I didnt mean to make you feel bad.. Just filling out those forms again & again in vain just got me .. :mad: ..that's all ... Iam guessing its an interesting site.. so I'll send you my e-mail via.. pm .
    thnx for all the advice & help so far... :)
     

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