If you’re a wife, husband, or partner of a doctor going through medical training and early career, I know people have ideas on what life is like for you.
Yes, it is wonderful watching your DrSpouse do what they love and become the amazing physician they are meant to be.
But the constant chaos, lack of quality time with your DrSpouse, being the support for your family, and having to shelf your career and many of your goals are a part of life right now.
If you are in need of some empathy, support, and a friend, you’re in the right place!
I’m a wife of a GI fellow, working professional, and mother of 3. From the challenges of medical training, working, to receiving the incredible gift of three children, and to many hardships in between, life hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been a beautiful medical journey.
I have been learning how to navigate through the tunnel of medical training and am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned to help you not only survive but to thrive, too.
Here are my topics:
- Finances -how to manage student loans, invest, save and spend money, and negotiate employment contracts
- Marriage & Parenting – tips on creating a strong family
- Simplicity – how to have less stress and more living
- Personal Stories – get to know the real me!
- Medical Life – how to navigate medical school, matching, residency/fellowship, moving, and building a community
- Career – tips on building your career at the same time as your DrSpouse
This is my mission: SUPPORT MEDICAL SPOUSES THROUGH MEDICAL TRAINING AND EARLY CAREER YEARS
The Story Of Our Medical Journey
My husband and I were college sweethearts who met and fell silly in love. After graduation, we became a dual engineer family. Then the great recession hit and there was a financial crisis. Thousands were laid off, including the two of us. I pivoted jobs and became a recruiter. For him, he said to me:
“I’m thinking of going to med school.”
Since that moment, the guy who I loved — who hadn’t even taken a biology class yet — went back to school and became pre-med. (Although the blog is called DocWife.com and I am a doctor’s wife, I did not marry one…we made one!)
I have witnessed our entire medical journey from the beginning. We got married at the beginning of medical school. Our first child came during fourth year of medical school, second during second year of internal medicine residency, and third during clinical nutrition fellowship. He then became a hospitalist for a year while waiting for his GI fellowship to begin. Today, he is a GI fellow. Throughout all of this, I have also been working.
Over a decade has passed since we started on this medical journey and it’s still ongoing as we are still finishing up training. This blog is growing with our family as we go through the tunnel with you!
Some Facts About Theresa – Did You Know?
- I have 25,000+ pictures on my photo feed and it’s a problem
- My favorite thing to do is play with my kids…and I play hard!
- I graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
- You can’t buy my love, but you can buy me ice cream, which is basically the same thing
- I am a first-generation refugee from Vietnam and I love my family history and culture
- I am a wannabe globe trotter and my dream is to do medical missions with my husband