Dr. Karen Sibert wrote an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times last summer that did not sit well with many medical students. She opined that if work-life balance is important then one should not become a doctor because medicine should not be considered a part-time job. She recommended that if women want to work and be a mother then they should find a job in journalism or professional cooking or law. But “if you want to be a doctor, be a doctor.”
Dr. Zachary F. Meisel held a roundtable discussion with medical students from University of Pennsylvania to get their reactions on Dr. Siberts article. Learn more about how medical students perceive doctors it into the future of healthcare and work-life balance.