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docmom Posted - 22 September 2009 13:57
My life was all planned out:
I was going to go to seminary after high school, then to Stern and then to Medical school. but today we had a class talking about our futures. I really want to be a doctor, but I want to have a family life too. I do not want my children to be raised by a nanny, but I do not want to wait till I am finished with all the school and stuff before I have kids. Any advice on what I should do?
torahtemima Posted - 01 November 2009 17:48
i know a pediatrician who has her office in her house.
JAWSCIENCE Posted - 01 November 2009 17:48
I think your first step should be to talk to people who have similar interests. If you know any frum doctors or medical students, ask them to talk with you about their experiences and decisions.

You should also think about how much this career means to you. It is not easy but it is certainly not impossible and it can be very rewarding. I know a few tragic stories of girls who chose other careers because they feared medicine would interfere with their families and they either grew to resent their children or husbands for taking this from them or never married and gave this up for nothing. On the other hand I know several others who did the same and are perfectly happy with their choice. If you are not willing to put in a lot of hard work for this to work, then don't do it. If you are willing then do not give up so easily.

JAWSCIENCE Posted - 28 December 2009 1:33
Hey there,

I feel your plight. I was once in a very similar situation, and now I am a third year, married, MD-PhD student. Although you feel alone right now, and that nobody else wants to take your career path in the frum female world, you are not. There are others like you out there and one of the best ways to make this decision is by talking to them. How can someone who has never tried to have a family and be a Dr. tell you with certainty that it is impossible?

It is a tough path and not for everyone, but if it is for you it is very rewarding. Try and get in touch with any female physicians you may know and ask them your questions. Do not be embarrassed. Most of them are happy to help.

Hang in There and think things over carefully before you make a decision.

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soulrebel Posted - 22 April 2011 3:14
Hey, I've been thinking about being some kind of doctor. See, I was good at Bio and all of those units, it's just made a kind of sense to me. And I could work part time without some boss breathing down my neck. And the $$ isn't bad either
What do I need, personality-wise? I can work hard if it's not like high school-lots of pointless busywork and trying to fill my hours with nothingness, IMHO.

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