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Mothers in Medicine

Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned

Editors: Chretien, Katherine (Ed.)

  • 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 
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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68028-6
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Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68027-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

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.  

About the authors

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

Reviews

“This is a useful resource for women in medicine who have or who plan to have families. It is a practical guide and an encouraging discussion group, supporting the notion that it is possible to have both a career in medicine and a family, and that the confluence can make both better and more fulfilling even with the additional work and challenges.” (Debra S. Leizman, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Choosing Motherhood and Medicine: The First Questions

    Kind, Terry, MD, MPH

    Pages 1-9

  • Having and Raising Children During Physician Training: Medical School

    VanDercar, Ashley, MD, JD (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Having and Raising Children During Physician Training: Residency

    Sweeting, Raeshell, MD

    Pages 21-30

  • Being a Mother in Medicine in Practice

    Tello, Monique, MD, MPH

    Pages 31-60

  • Choosing Where and How to Work

    Flory, Andrea, MD

    Pages 61-67

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68028-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68027-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mothers in Medicine
Book Subtitle
Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned
Editors
  • Katherine Chretien
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68028-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68028-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-68027-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 133
Topics