This poem articulates the challenging and often misunderstood experience of being a mother in medical school It describes a silent load that often takes a toll on mothers in medicine It describes the feeling of simultaneously being pulled in opposing directions, the pain of missing on special family moments and events The poem offers hope and solidarity for mothers who are enduring this unique experience.
Pendlebury, Gehan A.
"Medicine and Motherhood: The Silent Loads,"
be Still: Vol. 6, Article 12.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/bestill/vol6/iss1/12