Share This Post

Article / General

The journey of being a parent in medical school

The journey of being a parent in medical school

By  | Education

One big life event for me was having my son Matthew during medical school. It has been a fulfilling and interesting journey.

I met my husband Andrew during college, and we were lucky to matriculate together at the University of Minnesota Medical School. I decided to do a dermatology research year between the third and fourth years of medical school, and Andrew did a neurology research year at the same time. We decided that a research year would be a good time as any to have a kid, and so I gave birth to Matthew about five months into the research year. We have been very happy with having Matthew relatively early on in our careers. Our research year and fourth year of medical school have been fairly flexible, giving us some great quality time with Matthew. We also like the idea of not putting our lives on hold for the sake of medical training and leaving ourselves space to have a big family later on.

Read on at Blog KevinMD.com ……. https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/05/the-journey-of-being-a-parent-in-medical-school.html

Amy Zhang is an incoming dermatology resident.

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

See More on InfomedOnline
or