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English wrote: I totally agree with sahmd-- it is absolutely about the patients & when you start taking care of patients you realize that it is great to score high on boards, etc., but the value is in good patient care. Nothing drives that home like being a patient yourself or having someone you love in a health crisis-- you become incredibly grateful for competent physicians.
Questioning wrote: (1) Will I be able to pass my classes in spring 2012 with a newborn at home? (My wife will be the primary caregiver that semester, but I'm worried about sleep.)
(2) Should I take a year off? If so, when?
Questioning wrote: (3) How much does a baby really cost?
(4) My wife is concerned that she's not "Type A" enough to handle both a baby and school, and she's thinking about leaving school, getting a "whatever" job, and focusing on parenting. I think she's too intelligent and will be bored crazy. Are there mothers out there who aren't efficiency-expert gunners, but have figured out ways to get through medical school with a very young child? How?
Questioning wrote: (5) As a medical school student, what steps can I take to be present as much as possible, both to raise my child and support my wife? (e.g. Is studying at home really a viable option?)