WE are a dual Military Physician couple who met at USUHS (The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences).
With this dual experience we have gained double the perspective on life in the military and dealing with the POSITIVES and PITFALLS of military medicine. Thankfully we are both optimistic people and feel the PROS far outweigh the CONS thus far in our military careers. Hopefully we can pass on lessons we have learned to help others during their adventure in to Military Medicine.
After medical school we both completed our residencies in military programs. Currently we are stationed overseas and loving every minute of it.
In addition to helping pre-meds make an informed decision on Military Medicine, I (Mr. MilPhys) also have a passion for personal finance, “relative frugality”, low-cost investing and FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE (FI). Mrs. MilPhys has not caught the FI or FIRE bug yet, but she was born a frugal soul. We did not know much about investing until the end of our residencies (thank you White Coat Investor!) but we are catching up quickly. Fortunately we had a path laid out through the military which kept us out of debt, pays good money, provides an incredible lifestyle, and affords unique and exciting opportunities for us to practice medicine.
We have been blessed with two boys who keep us unbelievably busy but so fulfilled. One was born during our residencies, second during our staff life. Mrs. MilPhys is non-stop and always says that you can’t let residency put your life on hold. There is never a “good time” during residency so stop waiting and LIVE YOUR LIFE NOW — Don’t wait until it seems convenient. It took me a while to catch on to her enthusiasm but as soon as I did we have been non-stop ever since. We try to take advantage of every aspect of our lives instead of waiting for life to happen.
With guaranteed income, no debt and full benefits it truly allows us to take risks, travel and live with a little less stress than your average person in the medical field. We spend more time as a family enjoying life than I ever thought possible when I began my pursuit of medicine.
Welcome to the site and thank you for reading. Please feel free to let us know how we are doing. @TheMilitaryPhys
We live life with our glasses half-full (sometimes metaphorically, sometimes with water, sometimes with a vodka-tonic). Either way it helps keep an optimistic mind on the road ahead. We urge you to do the same.
Thank you for your service and everything that you do or plan to do!