BlogJust for Spouses
Through the medical journey we often use the pronoun “we” when referring to our spouses’ career accomplishments. A physician’s career takes years of school and training, both consuming energy and brain space. More than an occupation it’s a lifestyle and for many a “calling”. Since 2017 spouses have shared stories and wisdom here at The White Coat Wife as they navigate each season of the journey alongside their spouses.
Our closest friends and family often don’t realized the day in and day of out of life of our calling to medicine…But listening for understanding is always helpful! As someone who’s mission is to advocate for you and your families health”, I’ve been very slow and spars with sharing our families experience during the COVID pandemic, but as numbers continue to rise in the United States it seems like the appropriate time.
We opened our email at noon today and….
The two categories that are follow up questions after residency interviews you may seek to answer through a quick google search, the booklet/folder the program handed out, email contact with the program coordinator, or if more appropriate a resident your spouse connected with at the preinterview dinner.
This is a post specifically for lower to moderate income filers and graduate students that want to file federal taxes for FREE and learn how to maximize Federal credits that are refundable (think FREE $$$$)…In an ideal world, I would make the perfect amount of income that qualifies us for ALL the tax credits, yet pay the least amount in taxes. This post is to help us all get a little closer to doing just that! Not only will this information help you maximize your tax return in 2018 but it will help you plan for an even greater return in 2019.
I’ve found more and more husbands and wives struggling with isolation. Many share the expectation that stress from medical school applications and interviews, possibly newly married, and a big move would decrease after the first block starts. Only it increases. The medical student is overwhelmed with adjusting to an intense schedule and trying to figure out a study routine where he or she can actually get through the material not to mention one that will allow for enough time to review before quizzes and exams. Sleep. Eat. And not burnout in the first block….While non-medical spouse is left exploring a new town. Alone. Meeting new friends. Alone. Applying for jobs. Alone.
So there we were one year into marriage both having moved a combined 29 times in our life, now moving for the second time as a married couple to a rental house within a week of Tom starting medical school. For the record, I would not recommend finding a place to live one week before starting medical school
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