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  1. Ellie

    June 11, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Thank you so much for writing this- as a postgrad student I have searched far and wide for advice about when and how to have children as a doctor, and this is the first piece of advice I’ve seen. I do feel like my career choices are limited by the simple fact that I want to have kids and work part time for a little bit. There’s so much innovation and boundary-pushing in medicine that it’s been a bitter lesson to learn how archaic and rigid it is as a workforce.

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    • Bridget Johnson

      June 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Dear Ellie,
      I’m really pleased that you found the article useful. You’re right medical training is still very rigid, there are some subspecialties that are more progressive than others and will accomodate more flexible hours so that you can combine medicine and small children more easily. Good luck, going into it with your eyes wide open makes it more likely that you’ll find the right combination for you.

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  2. Emergency Medicine Institute

    April 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Nice post! Thanks for this advice and tips.

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  3. Medical Podcasts: The (unofficial) Definitive Review – The Jugular

    July 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    […] are the blogs and podcasts uploaded to On The Wards. They have some excellent articles, such as on motherhood in training and balancing medicine and relationships as well as other educational ones. I didn’t […]

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  4. Diana

    October 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Great post Dr. Johnson, very practical advice.

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