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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, May 9, 2010.
What is the divorce rate among medical professionals or students?
higher than what?
Compared to the average population.
are you talking about the rate between two physicians or with only one physician in the relationship or both?
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
Yay, doctor couples are more likely to last and are richer. I got to get me a dermatologist wife.
Probably likely to achieve parity with that of police officers in the near future.
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!
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.