Marlise Pierre-Wright (2 Posts)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Marlise is a fourth year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Prior to medical school, she graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master's degree in public affairs, with a focus on health policy. She also worked for several years on federal and state public policy. She enjoys podcasts, long stroller walks with her daughter and husband, and watching the "Great British Bake-Off" after a long day on the wards. She hopes to pursue a career in internal medicine and public policy.
Having a family, for some of us, is also non-negotiable. We want to be moms, and we have the right to pursue more than just medicine. So let us flip the script in our mind. Our mindset should not be a question: “Can I have a baby during my training?” Instead, let us decide, “I will have a baby during my training, and this is how.” Own it. Do not apologize for it.
I stood in the airport bathroom stall as tears streamed down my face. Here I was, a 30-something-year-old medical student coming undone by a couple ounces of milk pooled at my feet. This is definitely not something they teach us about in lecture.
Victoria Starr, DO (1 Posts)
Resident Physician Guest Writer
Inspira Health Network
Minnesotan girl transplanted to the east coast. Momma to one fabulous little man + two fur babies, wife to my best friend and biggest supporter, trying to balance life, love and medicine. Currently PGY1 TRI applying OBGYN. Firm believer in lifting others up as you move forward and chasing your dreams no matter the climb. Lover of all things women's health. Transparent as they come. Hoping to share my experiences so that other may better navigate med school, residency and beyond especially those crazy enough to also become a parent amidst it all :)