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how doable is a peds resiency with a family?

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by mommy2three, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. mommy2three

    mommy2three PGY-1
    10+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2005
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    okay i have a LONG way to go yet...lol (understatement of the century) but am already thinking ahead to a primary residency in either peds or ob/gyn before pursuing a specialty in medical genetics (but i must admit i am also *highly* interested in neonatology or maternal fetal medicine). i have two (going on three) children and am trying to figure out which residency will be more family friendly (so to speak). my children will be 11, 7 1/2 and 4 by time i start a program if that helps any :)
    tia for any info or insight you have to share.
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  3. notstudying

    notstudying Senior Member
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    Jan 7, 2002
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    It is totally doable (and probably easier than having babies during residency, which looks pretty tough!). I am an R2 and have 12 and 9 year olds. There are 2 other residents in my class that started with kids (3ish and 9 now). There are also combined peds/genetics programs to look at (I've heard Rochester may have one in the future, but not yet). You do have to have a supportive spouse/mother/nanny (one out of the 3 is fine-2 and you're golden. We have one). Can't comment on OB, but training is longer.

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