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Dr. Mom and Dad

Jess & Jenny interview two med students, Johanna and Alex, who each had babies during med school. How did they make it work? We talk about planning, timing, childcare, money, specialty choice, future plans, and more! This is key advice for any med student thinking about if and when to have kids.


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