Medicine can be a great career for people looking for a good fit between work and life. One of the challenges, though, is the timeline. For many women, the years when you would have babies and young kids correspond with the most intense years of training. The traditional structure of medical education was not necessarily set up for this reality, even as women have become approximately half of new physicians.
In today’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah interviews Lisa Green, who shares her experience of having her first child during medical school, and how she coped with her subsequent postpartum depression. In this fascinating (and at times emotional) discussion, Lisa talks about what she learned, and what she might do differently in the future.
In the Q&A, Sarah answers a listener who’s wondering what she should explore as she looks for her first physician job. Please give the episode a listen!