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April 10, 2019

Domestic Responsibilities of Physician Mothers: Chores, Catsup Sandwiches, and Snacks

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  • 1Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
JAMA Surg. 2019;154(8):695-696. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.0535

In this issue of JAMA Surgery, Lyu and colleagues1 report that physician mothers had more domestic responsibilities than their partners. Career dissatisfaction was higher in those who were proceduralists. The key to career satisfaction is to outsource those domestic chores you do not want to do and to make your own rules.2

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    1 Comment for this article
    Great commentary
    Jo Herzog, MD | Brookwood Dermatology
    As a mom of five, I loved your commentary. Your short tales are perfect examples of things that we have done, and can do , to balance our lives. In the end we must remember to pick our battles and be there for the most important but to delegate what someone else can do as well as we can or better(clean, iron, maybe even cook a meal, etc). It sometimes gets tough and stressful but we manage to get through it. I do believe that our children grow up to be strong hard working adults having had us as role models.