Eight weeks after I delivered my 3rd child, I was diagnosed with a 4 cm lung mass. Yes, you heard that right. For those in medicine, this is terrifying to hear as the first thing that comes to mind is lung cancer. Lung cancer is notoriously hard to treat, typically fatal with a short life… Continue reading Is it Ethical to Retire Early from a Career in Medicine?
I originally wrote this article as a guest blog for the site http://www.physicianonfire.com/ last month. The physician author of this blog specifically requested I write on this topic as his site deals with financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). I am now posting here since I have had requests from readers to share the financial decisions that allowed me… Continue reading The FINANCES behind retiring from medicine at 37
There is time for recovering. I’ll be honest, I feel like the first 2 months after retiring from my career in OB/GYN were about reclaiming my life. I got a full night’s sleep. Actually, my nights were still broken up by 1 & 3 year old tears regularly (which I don’t mind so much when… Continue reading You Retired From Medicine- Now What?
It was the end of my 3rd year in ob-gyn residency. I was 39 weeks pregnant with you and doing a hysterectomy, my gravid abdomen being utilized as an “extra hand” to displace the large clamp nicely to the side as I pressed my belly gently against the table. I was doing surgery all day… Continue reading Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday
Leaving your career in medicine is like breaking up in a long term relationship. It may have all started out with lofty expectations, excitement about the future, and becoming your best self. However, somewhere along the way things got messy and twisted and not what you signed up for. There were hiccups along the way,… Continue reading Retired at 37: Breaking Up With a Career in Medicine