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Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned

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  • Edited By: Katherine Chretien
  • ISBN: 9783319680279
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 133 pages
  • Language: English


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Description

Women are entering medical school in equal numbers as men, yet still face unique challenges in a profession where, overall, male physicians outnumber female physicians 3 to 1. Women in medicine also face decisions such as when to have a child during training and often struggle with work-life balance. This book features real stories and advice from mothers in medicine at all stages of training from medical student to practicing physician and addresses the topics that shape the lives, joys, and challenges of women in medicine today. The book is based on the best posts and wisdom shared on the Mothers in Medicine blog, which was established in 2008 by the editor and has published over 1500 posts and has over 4.8 million page views to date.

The book is organized by themes that are unique to the physician-mother: career decisions, having children during training, navigating life challenges, practice issues, and work-life balance. Each chapter features an excerpt from the blog followed by an honest discussion of the key considerations, guidelines, and tips as related to each topic in the conversational, personal tone of the blog. The book concludes with a chapter that features the most popular questions posted on the Mothers in Medicine blog and a summary of the responses received from the community of readers. Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned is a valuable and contemporary resource for pre-medical students, medical students, residents, and physicians.

Key Features
  • Features real stories from mothers in medicine at all stages of training from medical student to attending physician
  • Organized by themes that are unique to the physician-mother: career decisions, having children during training, choice of specialty, practice issues, and work-life balance
  • Presents narrative stories about each theme followed by discussion of key considerations, guidelines, and tips
Table of Contents
  1. Choosing Motherhood and Medicine: The First Questions
  2. Having and Raising Children During Physician Training: Medical School
  3. Having and Raising Children During Physician Training: Residency
  4. Being a Mother in Medicine in Practice
  5. Choosing Where and How to Work
  6. Balancing Work and Life
  7. Sharing the Humor in Being a Mother in Medicine
  8. Embracing the Mother in Medicine’s Village of Support
  9. Navigating Life Challenges as a Mother in Medicine
  10. Negotiating for the Job You Want
  11. Question and Answer: The Collective Wisdom of Mothers in Medicine
Editor Biography

Katherine Chretien, MD

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Medicine,
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Washington, DC, USA

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