Thank you for visiting my blog. This is a new endeavor for me after recently retiring from my career as a physician.
I realized the impact of social media/internet traffic after writing my first article: Retired at 37: Breaking Up With a Career In Medicine
The website KevinMD.com, which is frequented by physicians (and many others in healthcare), published the article and I was humbled to see it shared over 55,000 times by others. It made me realize that I was not alone in my sentiments that I expressed about the field of medicine, both good and bad.
Despite the initially terrifying experience of expressing these thoughts publicly, I came to understand the importance of sharing experiences as a way to connect with others across the world who may relate and also to bring awareness about values important to physicians.
I have written (and plan to write) on a variety of topics including women’s healthcare, physician working conditions, mothering and medicine, retirement/early financial independence, leaving a medical career, and more….partly determined by what readers want to hear more about.
I especially love to hear from readers, it has been the reason I started/continue writing. You can contact me privately through the contact page or by commenting on a post- whichever is more comfortable to you. Feel free to follow along if you wish by signing up for email updates with new blog posts (absolutely no commitment needed).
A little personal info:
About 7 years post residency, I retired from a busy career in OB/GYN amongst mixed feelings but have not looked back!
I am married for 15 years this August and have 3 young children.
- Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
- Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Board Certified: 2012-present
- Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Baltimore “Top Doctor”, Obstetrics (Baltimore Magazine 2014)
Physician News Network: Study Looks at Impending OB-GYN Shortage in 50 Largest U.S. Cities
Life of a Med Student: The Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician?
Thanks for stopping by!
Valerie A. Jones, MD