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Is the divorce rate higher among residents, physicians, and medical students?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, May 9, 2010.

  1. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    What is the divorce rate among medical professionals or students?
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  3. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    higher than what?
  4. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Compared to the average population.
  5. schrizto

    schrizto 2+ Year Member

    May 14, 2008
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    are you talking about the rate between two physicians or with only one physician in the relationship or both?
  6. gonnif

    gonnif Only 1021 Days Until Next Presidential Election Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2009
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    there is conflicting data on whether there is increased rate of divorce for doctors. Overall population comparison seems to suggests yes. However, controlling for socioeconomic status, education level, income etc, seems to suggest divorce rates about the same or even a little lower than non-physicians of similar similar education and income

    there was a long thread on this about a year or so ago
  7. randombetch

    randombetch Banned

    Sep 22, 2009

    Yay, doctor couples are more likely to last and are richer. I got to get me a dermatologist wife.
  8. cbrons

    cbrons Ratatoskr! *Roar* 10+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    Probably likely to achieve parity with that of police officers in the near future.
  9. searun

    searun 5+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    I have not seen a definitive study. Are doctors better at being married than other people in high stress demanding professions. Probably not. But they are probably not worse, either. Professions that are demanding and require long hours away from home, are tough on marriages.

    But there are countless examples of physicians with stable marriages and kids who do great. So go for it. And make it work for you!
  10. libraryismyhome

    libraryismyhome Banned Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    so, marrying another doctor would result in much lower divorce rate. This sounds reasonable. I mean hypothetically, if your future wife is not a doc then she wouldn't be able to understand you as much as a doctor wife.

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