In some cases, off-site childcare is an option. Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Medical Center chose a location two miles off campus in a family-friendly neighborhood for its Maple Bear Academy, which serves children of employees only and is open Monday through Friday, early morning to evening. The childcare center at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., has similar hours but is located on campus and is open to the local community as well as to employees.
For smaller hospitals and private medical practices, on-site childcare is the exception rather than the rule, a reality that can make working at these facilities less attractive to residents and physicians with growing families. In the absence of childcare support, many physicians opt to work part-time while their spouse works full-time, but this can often limit the ability to pursue a specialty or vie for a promotion.| ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page