Physician Health

Make your medical romance last a lifetime

On Valentine’s Day, Cupid’s arrow and the Rod of Asclepius have the perfect occasion to come together. Who knows? Maybe you will experience an AMI—acute myocardial infatuation. Whether you are trying to figure out dating life as a medical student, why 40 percent of physicians marry another doctor or health professional, how to protect your wedded bliss, or how to juggle it all in a marriage to another physician, we have gathered some great advice from those in the know.

4 tips for dating a medical student. As a medical student, you may face relationship challenges if your significant other doesn’t have firsthand experience with juggling the unique demands of medical school. If this sounds familiar, reference these key insights for a successful relationship from the partner of a recent med school graduate.

Why doctors marry doctors: Exploring medical marriages. Nearly 40 percent of physicians are likely to marry another physician or health care professional, according to the 2014 Work/Life Profiles of Today’s Physician  released last year by AMA Insurance. Find out why a fellow health care professional may be your best match this holiday. 

3 tips for maintaining happiness in your marriage. Physicians are not strangers to stress, but familial well-being often may be sidelined by professional pressures. Here are a few tips from physician family experts to help you maintain happiness in your medical marriage.

6 tips for balancing a two-physician family. Managing a family with two working physicians requires artful balance and strategy—two skills Tracy Roth, MD, has learned as a private-practice owner, mother of six children and wife of a fellow physician. Learn how to tap into the strengths of your medical marriage with these six tips Dr. Roth recommends for two-physician families.