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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide For Physician Families

Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide for Physician Families

With the holidays approaching many physician families, including my own family this year,  are wondering:  Who do we need to buy for? How much should our budget be for gift giving? What do we buy? What do we buy the nurses and staff? Our physician spouses? Other physicians? Our own children!?  We don’t want to be scrooges, but we also recognize we have bills, investments, and quite possibly a lot of student debt. In this guide, I will share answers...

5 Things I Learned in Releasing My First 50 Podcast Episodes

5 Things I learned in releasing my first 50 Podcast Episodes When I started the podcast, I knew there would be criticism, and it took a lot of nerve to actually start the show.  Physician families often choose to stay behind the scenes.  Like many, we like privacy, and we don’t like the feeling of judgment.  But, in my heart of hearts, I knew I wanted to help medical marriages in a small way. I wasn’t so idealistic as to...

7 Small Ideas that make a Big Impact on Your Medical Marriage

7 Small Ideas that Make a BIG impact on your Medical Marriage

We all work and plan for special events such as weddings, birthdays, or gender reveals.  We put in time and effort because what makes them special is that they are BIG deals, they don’t happen often, they truly are special. But what about day to day life? It’s a bit of a bummer when we realize sooner or later, that every day isn’t a special occasion, many days are just that: days. However, it is also wonderful to consider that these...

Five Tips to Help Your Partner Study for the MCAT

Sleep. Study. Class. Study. Work. Study. Repeat. That’s about how the last six months or so go before your loved one takes the MCAT. Let’s be honest, if you and your spouse, fiancé, girlfriend, boyfriend, son, or daughter take it seriously, it is pretty much a full-time job. To better prepare you to help your loved one, I reached out to other premed couples to get their take on the matter. So, here are Five Tips to Help Your Loved One Study for the MCAT....

Is love all about time? 10 thoughts to help you feel better when your spouse is at work

By Lara McElderry When my husband was a general surgery resident, he worked 80 hours a week on average, and many weeks were higher.  In addition to what was counted in this 80 hours, he also had journal articles to read, presentations to prepare, tests to study for, and pounds of books that needed to be read and retained.   He simply did not have time.   He didn’t watch TV, seldom got in exercise time, and he tried really...

10 Tactics to Prepare an Impressive Medical School Application

Guest Post by Kristi Hargiss From taking the MCAT to having an acceptance in hand, the application process for medical school can take roughly just over a year. However, priming yourself to apply should start years in advance. Here are 10 Tactics to Prepare an Impressive Medical School Application. This post comes just after my husband applied, interviewed, and received acceptances. We don’t claim to be experts, but we learned and observed valuable lessons. Some of these tactics are lessons we learned along...

The Most Popular Episodes on Married To Doctors

What do doctor spouses really care about?  I’ve been podcasting for physician spouses for 7 months now. I have released weekly episodes, and one crazy month I released bi-weekly for a total of 36 episodes as of this post.  I have almost 150 reviews in Apple and dozens of emails about the show.  In this post, I’ll share which podcast episodes are popular and some of the reasons I think they stand out to listeners.   I should note, that this...

5 Secret Benefits of Being Married to an ‘Uber’ Professional

Guest Post by: Andrea Liebross Being married to a doctor, lawyer or any “uber” professional with a demanding work schedule, is wonderful. But not always glamorous. Great things come with having a ‘successful’ spouse that are very apparent to the outside world. What might not be apparent, are the secret skills you develop and benefit from along the way. They are not always visible to you either and seeing them in yourself requires you take a different perspective. And that...

When Opposites Attract: Artists Married to Doctors

In this week’s podcast episode we heard some great advice and stories from Lauren Watkins, an artist and physician spouse who realized the importance of pursuing her passion during her husband’s medical training.  Growing up Lauren always considered herself an artist, but it wasn’t until her husband was in his 3rd year of medical school and she had three young children at home that she rediscovered her love of painting and drawing. She felt the need to find a fulfilling pastime...

Doctor Mortgages in 2018: What’s Changed and What You Need to Know

Guest Post by Josh Mettle Disclaimer: Fairway is a new advertiser for the Married To Doctors Podcast and website.  This is not a sponsored post, but they are in a financial relationship with me, and you’ll start seeing and hearing ads from them.  I am not a financial mastermind and encourage you to seek out your own advice when it comes to big decisions such as a mortgage.  That said, I have no hesitations with sending you to Josh and...