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Mary Smith

Mary Smith is a second-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She earned an undergraduate degree in botany from Northern Arizona University in 2000. Before starting at the UA, she was a stay-at-home mom of five daughters, now ages 8 to 14. She moved to Tucson from Glendale, Ariz., with her husband, five daughters, dog and two cockatiels. Her family now has expanded to include two hamsters, six chickens and a variety of transient visitors such as snails, lizards and insects. Currently, she is enrolled in the Rural Health Professions Program and is co-president for the Integrative Medicine Club.



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Medical student Mary Smith
Tags: medical school, work-life balance, diversity, women in medicine, parenting
I didn’t head straight to medical school after college. I did, however, head straight into parenting. My first daughter was born five months after I graduated from college. Four more daughters eventually joined her, and I... (read more)