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Is it hard finding time for family and your own time when being a doctor?

One of my career choices is to be a doctor, specifically a neurosurgeon or neurologist. #doctor #pre-med #neurology #neurosurgeon

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Richard’s Answer

There will be times during medical school and residency in which you won't feel like you have time for yourself or your family. However these are the exceptions, not the rule.

And once you complete training, you can have more control over your hours. You may not make as much money or see your career advance as quickly, but finding a good balance will be possible.
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Kei’s Answer

Hi Szatana. I am not a doctor but we have doctors in the family. Keeping a good balance of work and family time would be the key. My aunt determines her clinic hours and she makes sure that she works Mon-Fri only. She then spends her weekends with her family and us her relatives. There will be weekends where she would be on call especially for emergency cases but if she is not available then she reaches out to her fellow doctors so they can cover each other.
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Rachel’s Answer

I completed a general surgery residency prior to becoming a colorectal surgeon. Working 80+ hours a week and trying to balance that with a family is difficult. It is worth the sacrifice, but still difficult. My biggest sacrifice was spending every third night on call away from my newborn baby her first year of life. Those are times that you don't get back.
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phillip’s Answer

Like everything else in life you have to keep it balance. you can be a doctor and be a mother or father. You just have to keep it balance.

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