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Is it possible to be a doctor and have a family?
Yes, you can do it, but you need to understand what you are getting into first. 60 hours a week is really low for a physician, especially a surgeon. there’s a reason why there’s a 80-hour work LIMIT for resident physicians.
Can doctors be good moms?
You can be a good doctor, or you can be a good mother, but you can never be both at the same time. Dr. Jennifer Lycette, MD, is a medical oncologist in community practice for 11 years. She works and resides on the North Oregon Coast, where she lives with her husband and 3 children.
Is it hard to be a doctor and a parent?
Being a parent is challenging. Being both a medical professional AND a parent is doubly challenging. Yet all over the world, brave men and women wear the honorable badge of both. For many medical professionals who are also parents, learning to compartmentalize both lives can be difficult.
Can doctors be stay at home moms?
Yes! Having a family and wanting to stay home doesn’t mean the end of your medical career. Modern technology allows you the flexibility to work from home if you desire and still see patients. Remember that there are options for working remotely as a physician while taking a leave.
How do women physicians balance a medical career and a family?
“When it comes to balancing a medical career and a family, our findings suggest that women physicians cut their work hours at substantially higher rates than men in an effort to reduce work-family conflict.” At the same time, there’s evidence that household responsibilities are a greater burden for women physicians than men.
Are women doctors less productive than men?
Since women’s productivity in medicine does not match that of men (female doctors employed full time work 4.5 fewer hours each week, and female pediatricians are five times more likely to take extended leaves), women, she argues, should think twice about entering the field in the first place:
How important is work-life balance for physicians?
An American Medical Association survey revealed that 92\% of physicians aged 35 or younger felt that work-life balance was important. One respondent noted, “We are focused on maintaining our identities and relationships outside of work, and many older physicians sacrificed having a life to be good doctors.”
Do women doctors have more child rearing responsibilities?
“The majority of child rearing and household responsibilities still fall on women, even if they are physicians,” says Kim Templeton, MD, a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center and past president for the American Medical Women’s Association.