Being a Dad in Medicine

Being a Dad in Medicine

Aug. 1, 2021

Being a parent is tough. Being a parent AND a doctor is real tough. Join these dads - host Matt Dillon and guests Geoff Comp, Drew Kalnow, and Alex Waggener - as they meander through tips and tricks about the when's and what-if's of starting a family during your medical training and career. No experts to be found here, just a handful of dads doing their best and sharing their experiences.

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Host

Matt Dillon, MD

ChristianaCare EM/IM, PGY-2
Twitter: @mdmd_8889
EMRA*Cast Episodes

Guests

Geoff Comp, DO, FAWM

Associate Program Director, Creighton University School of Medicine/Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix) Emergency Medicine Residency
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Assistant Professor Health Sciences Associated Faculty, Creighton University School of Medicine
@gbcomp

Drew Kalnow, DO, FACEP

Assistant Program Director, Simulation Director, Doctors Hospital/OhioHealth
Co-host, EM Over Easy podcast
@dkalnow

 

Alex Waggener, MD

Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY3
ChristianaCare

Being a parent is tough. Being a parent AND a doctor is real tough. Join these dads - host Matt Dillon and guests Geoff Comp, Drew Kalnow, and Alex Waggener - as they meander through tips and tricks about the when's and what-if's of starting a family during your medical training and career. No experts to be found here, just a handful of dads doing their best and sharing their experiences.


OVERVIEW
Medical school, residency, and the early years of a career in medicine can be all-consuming. How do you balance your need to be a human sponge with your need to be, well, a human? When is the right time to pursue milestone life events (like, for instance, creating more humans) outside of training? Host and new dad Matt Dillon, MD, an EM/IM PGY3 at ChristianaCare, hangs out with fellow dads in medicine Drew Kalnow, DO, FACEP, (dad of 2), Geoff Comp, DO, FAWM (dad of 2), and Alex Waggener, MD (dad of 2).

Listen in to hear:

  1. Shared experiences of starting a family during medical school, residency, & attendinghood
  2. How to go about taking paternity leave
  3. Pro's and con's of different types of childcare
  4. Sage advice on maintaining your marriage (and your sanity)

RESOURCES

  • The Art of Mama Docing: EMRA*Cast host Tiffany Proffitt, DO, speaks with a panel of Supermoms in Medicine, sharing the experience from the trenches of motherhood.
  • The Daddy Diaries: Former EMRA Board member Eric McDonald, MD, recounts a series of situations while balancing a second career in medicine (after leaving the fire department) with raising 7 children.
  • Peer Mentorship: Learn how and why to find a core group who will be there for you as you navigate professional and personal worlds.
  • Parenthood in Residency: It's not easy. But you're not alone.

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