Fourth-year medical students will find out this week where they’ll spend the next phase of their training. It’s a time of excitement and transformation—but also a time when young physicians and their families could use some guidance. Get resources for new residents’ families.

Families of new residents may need to prepare to pack up their homes, find a new place to live, make new friends, deal with financial opportunities and challenges and cope with an entirely different set of stressors. Physician Family, a free quarterly digital publication from the AMA Alliance, provides resources for medical families, focusing on the four stages of a doctor’s life: Medical school, residency/fellowship, active practice and retirement.

Physician Family and its weekly blog have information for residents and fellows, including:

Find residency-specific information on managing this new transition on a special resource page for new residents. Follow Physician Family on Facebook to be notified of new content. Check out news from Physician Family at AMA Wire®, and find even more information in the AMA Resident and Fellow Section’s “Succeeding from Medical School to Practice” resource.

Families of new residents can also join the AMA Alliance, a nationwide network of medical families with networking opportunities for new resident families through the Physician-in-Training Family Network. Alliance membership for residents, fellows and their family members is only $10 per year and includes a subscription to the quarterly Physician Family as a member benefit. Learn more about the Alliance on Facebook.

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