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Are careers in the medical feild time consuming? Is there enough time to develop a persoal life, or is it all work?

As someone interested in the medical feild, I was wondering what kind of a lifestyle someone with this type of a career would have. #career #medicine #careers #lifestyle

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Michael’s Answer

Medicine is demanding but there is plenty of time for personal things. In fact it is pretty varied and depends on the specialty and even within the specialty the particular practice or professional environment. All of the physicians I know including myself, have hobbies, families etc that they are active with and do plenty of things outside of medicine. There is not a lot of time to fritter away though.

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Alicia!


You asked a very important question. Here is an answer that will benefit you now and throughout life.


Balancing your life is something that you can learn as you go along, so that when you are involved in a career, you can prevent it from becoming all consuming and overwhelming. Here are come tips:
https://www.themuse.com/advice/37-tips-for-a-better-worklife-balance


Here is an organization of women doctors that also has members who are students. Contact the reference librarian at your local library to find a contact and a possible local chapter to learn how these people manage life balance.
https://www.amwa-doc.org/


Another good contact would be your own doctor. Talk to him/her about his/her experiences.


Sent thank you notes to those who help. Please keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress!

Thank you comment icon This will also help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kyczF7dhOU Ken Simmons
Thank you comment icon Thank You! All these references were a lot of help!!! Alicia
Thank you comment icon Please keep me informed. i would very much like to follow your progress!!! Ken Simmons
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