Creating Work-life Balance As a Mother and Pediatric Oncologist

September 15, 2014 2:19 PM

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Creating Work-life Balance As a Mother and Pediatric Oncologist

My third grade career ambitions were clear: I wanted to be either a "doctor for kids" or a rock star. The choice seemed obvious when I started taking classical violin lessons later that year. My aspirations were further defined during college, when I shadowed a pediatric oncologist in the lab and in the clinic. The research was interesting, but the clinical experience was phenomenal; I never considered any other medical career after that summer.

I also knew I wanted to have a family. I was lucky enough to meet my best friend three months before heading off to medical school, and he has stuck by me ever since. Despite an intense schedule, my husband has been the cornerstone of my ability to create a work-life balance. He provides a listening...

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