Female physician-researchers in general do not achieve career success at the same rate as men. Differences in nonprofessional responsibilities may partially explain this gap. According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, female physicians spend more time than male physicians on parenting and household tasks.
Though I knew her already as an acute care surgeon, a health services researcher and a mom, Heena and I had not previously shared a patient. In 2011, sitting in a cramped hospital room next to Heena, I listened as she helped my patient’s family through their difficult decision, exploring the risks of an emergency surgery for an elderly woman with an acute abdomen. When we left the room, no surgery was planned and the family was at peace with the decisions.
Start off with the basic principle of money management saving. Whether you’re saving for a car, a new home, college or a vacation, saving for retirement, is no different. Make every effort to save the maximum allowed by your defined contribution plans—that is, 401(k)s or 403(b)s. And, be sure to at least set aside enough to get the employer matching contribution. If you’re already making the maximum contribution, consider funding an individual IRA. If you change jobs, don’t forget to take your retirement money.
MMS Event Information
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM
MMS Headquarters at Waltham Woods
860 Winter St Waltham, MA 02451
This conference was developed to provide health care volunteers and emergency planners with the information and tools to enhance community resiliency. Physicians, nurses, local public health professionals, and health volunteers, including Medical Reserve Corps and other volunteers in the MA Responds system, should attend.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM