Resident Review  |   May 2019
MoMD Reentry
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Education / CPD / Pediatric Anesthesia / Resident Review
Resident Review   |   May 2019
MoMD Reentry
ASA Monitor 5 2019, Vol.83, 56-57.
ASA Monitor 5 2019, Vol.83, 56-57.
When deciding the ideal time to have a baby, the start of my internship was not my first choice. However, due to a prior gynecologic cancer, my physicians indicated that if I wished to have children, it was “now or never.”
My fears were similar to all first-time moms, but were magnified by a looming internship and residency. Professionally, I worried that my studying would suffer or that I wouldn’t know the right answers to all of the clinical questions I would be asked. Worst of all, I was afraid of losing my career by being “mommy-tracked.” I feared my supervising staff would think of me as less motivated than my peers and trailing their less-fettered progress, potentially passing me over for opportunities simply due to the assumption that my sole focus was at home.
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