Cutter is a third year general surgery resident currently taking a 2 year hiatus in the lab. She is the mother of a beautiful 3 month old baby girl and married to the love of her life, a brilliant musician in the body of a finance guy. She loves books, football and economics. She started reading this blog during her intern year just as a source of encouragement from women in medicine, not realizing that she would soon be a mother in medicine too!
DoctorGrace practices full spectrum family medicine in the small town Midwest. She lives with her husband, daughter, and 3 dogs, some combination of which keeps her busy most of the time. Currently she enjoys cooking and baking, reading and exercising (together – or the exercising never happens), and toying with learning a new language. She used to enjoy playing the piano and the flute, teaching Sunday school, and going to the gym regularly, and she feels certain that one day she may have time to enjoy those things again. Her favorite patients are her OBs and the babies, as well as other kiddos, the elderly, young adults and the middle aged… in short, everyone but the drug seekers.
Dr. Whoo is an Ob/Gyn that graduated residency 3 short years ago. Currently she is an essentially solo physician (with weekend call coverage) in a hospital employed practice in a rural community (Whooville). She is married to Mr. Whoo, a non-medical finance type, and they have 2 wonderful children, CindyLou (4) and Bean (11 months). Her favorite hobbies include procrastination, whining, and blogging, especially as she reluctantly prepares to take the Oral Board Exam this winter. Dr. Whoo also blogs (sporadically, these days) at Ob/Gyn Kenobi where you can read archives upon archives of medical and family-related rants, er, diatribe.
Fizzy is a PM&R attending with two small daughters and a non-medical spouse. Her hobbies include reading, baking cookies with said daughters, blogging at A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor, and repeatedly explaining to people what PM&R is.
gcs15 is a full time neurosurgeon in an independent private practice in the Deep South . She is married to a very Type B college professor (also an MD) and has one gorgeous, athletic son, born in 1998. She loves living in her own sunny hometown and hopes it doesn’t get much bigger. She also loves cats, making puns, reading, and hiking. Her first 100 years in heaven will be spent on a sofa with an afghan, several purring cats, an infinite stack of books, and a bottomless glass of sweet tea!
Genmedmom is a primary care physician and a mom to two little kids, jobs that demand great attention, and bring rich experiences. She trained in Med/peds, but practices internal medicine, four days a week, in a very supportive and flexible academic practice. She and her husband and have a beautiful preschool-aged boy, recently diagnosed with autism, and a toddler girl. Her husband travels quite a bit for his work, but is a full partner, an endless source of emotional and logistical support. Her own mother, "Nana", cares for the kids. Genmedmom feels very lucky. She blogs to share the wonder and effort of being responsible for other people’s well-being.
Gizabeth Shyder is a pathologist in private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a single mother with two children - Ce-silly (2003) and Jack (2005). She is a voracious reader, sporadic runner, enthusiastic coffee drinker, and writer at her own blog, Methodical Madness (2008). She enjoys blogging about music, books, family, and the wonderfully morbid world of pathology.
Katherine Chretien, KC, founded Mothers in Medicine in May 2008, hoping that a community built around telling our stories as physician-mothers could be a vehicle for support not otherwise found online or IRL (in real life.) She is an internist, clinician-educator, mother to three (born in 2005, 2008, 2011), and married to a brilliant public health servant who was her medical school classmate. She loves her job, being a mother, and writing. This site is her labor of love. She is on the Board of Contributors at USA TODAY.
Kyla is a nontraditional premed student who has two children, BubTar (age 8) and KayTar (age 5). She is married to her high school sweetheart, Josh, who she met online while they were in junior high. Kyla was introduced to medicine when it became clear that her younger child had neurological deficits and global developmental delays. KayTar is still undiagnosed, but is followed by 8 different specialties and is currently thriving. It was through these experiences that Kyla fell in love with the art and science of medicine and now she can't imagine doing anything else with her life. She has also done some advocacy work in the area of health care accessibility for children, especially those with pre-existing conditions that preclude them from traditional insurance coverage. She has given speeches at both her state and our nation's capitol, and was featured in a Self Magazine article in September 2008.
M is a pediatrics resident and mother to daughter E, born at the end of 2011. Her partner, C, is an artist, filmmaker, and college professor as well as an incredible cook and co-parent. In a previous life, she was a poet, editor, and doula and loved to garden, swim, travel, and fantasize about elaborate renovation projects on as-yet-unpurchased homes. Now she steals whatever time she can from the Q1 mama-doctor-in-training call schedule to blog at whatbeginswithm.wordpress.com
Mommabee is a Pediatric Resident in "The South" with a background in public health. She is married to O, a Librarian turned Doctoral Student and is the momma to Lil' Zo (Fall 2011). She enjoys reading, traveling, spending time outdoors, and of course providing excellent patient care.
MomT is a Canadian who flew south in search of a better life and now finds herself lost in a busy one. Her time is split between being Mom of two little girls (1 and 3), doctor (internist in an academic practice) and wife (to a world-traveling hubby). She finds pleasure in exercising, reading, writing, photography, community service and hanging out with friends - all of which have been marginalized in the last few years. MomT is always trying to find the optimal balance in life (she's a Libra of course).
RH+ is an OB/GYN "somewhere in middle America". She's in private practice with 3 great partners. She has a Superhero husband who is a stay at home dad with their Boy Genius (4 yo). She likes to read, run, and watch Family Feud. This is her first experience blogging.
T is a pediatrician, sometimes called Dr Mommy at home. It is not surprising that her strong sweet daughter and kindhearted son are well read (to) and verbal. Her husband is also a pediatrician but is known to do research when not picking up/dropping off the kids. Although she laughs and cries easily, and enjoys keeping lists about life, this is her first time participating in a blog.
Tempeh is a medical oncologist with 2 part-time jobs, 1 part-time (thanks to the military) physician-husband/father "Tequila," and 3 full-time, actually make that overtime, kids (a 4 year old son "Munch", a 3 year old daughter "Iggy", and a 9 month old daughter "Fig"). She is considering having a fourth child just to seal her fate. This is her blogging debut, although she is a recovering literature major and has a long history of continuing to talk when it would be better to zip it.
The Red Humor is a heme/onc fellow in California. She is married to a very patient non-physician husband who allows her vent thunderously about the frustrations of her job without questioning why she does it. She has a daughter, born in 2009, and a son on the way in January 2012. She dreams of a 48 hour day during which she could save the world from cancer and unnecessary thrombocytopenia consults, develop the next rituximab, write the great American novel, run another marathon, and still have time for tea parties, legos, and the occasional date night with the husband. She blogs at www.theredhumor.com.