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Is it true that when you become a doctor, you have limited time with your family? If so, how much time do you have to spend with your family?

My family has always encouraged the fact that I want to become a doctor, although they tell me that because of this I´ll have less time to spend time with my family. I'm willing to sacrifice this if it will save others, but have always been curious if it were true. #doctor #medicine #family #healthcare

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Sanaz’s Answer

Not true at all! It all boils down to how you choose to manage your time! The better you are at this the more time you have for others. Yes, a great deal of your time is spent studying and focusing on school but there is still plenty of time to have a life. Its just about how you choose to prioritize it :)

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Richard’s Answer

During medical school and residency, you won’t be in control of your own schedule which makes family time difficult to obtain. However, after training, you can be in more control and can choose what practice to join based on your needs. You can work less and have more time for family at the cost of making less money and possibly consulting on less interesting cases.
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