(Closed) Any other Dr. Bees here?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 16
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Helper bee

out if curiosity, how much are you docs making? 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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PonkiHoneyBee:  depends on the kind of doctor. I’m an ER doc. Currently a fellow so only make 80k. When I’m done and working in academics I’ll make about 220k. Some of my colleagues who work in the community make 350k. Keep in mind most of us have about a quarter of a million dollars in loans

primary care docs will make 100k or so. Surgeons often make 300k+

Post # 18
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Helper bee

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2monthweddingplanner:  Wow, that’s amazing! Thanks for answering me. I had enrolled in med schooI in my home country before coming to the US. But I completely changed my career and I joined business, lol. Sometimes I wonder if I will regret in the future coz of money

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I kept and will keep my maiden name (2nd marriage). I know quite a few professional women who use their maiden name professionally and their husband’s name socially. If you are a lawyer or Doctor this can have added benefits as clients, patients, aggrieved defendents, are less likely to come across you outside of work.  It helps with boundaries. 

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m working on my MD PhD and have told my fiance that I will take on his name, but shuffle my maiden name in as a second middle name. Makes everything (papers, title) a bit easier.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

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rjay:  im not a doctor but ill be changing my name so I’ll probably be called both names till everyone figures out my name has changed. At my job i am known by my last name.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

You should change or not change it ONLY if you want to. Don’t worry about your husband or potential kids or family or tradition. Do what you want.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I don’t graduate with my vet med degree for another year but I will not be taking his name. I’m already published under my own name, plus I think it will be weird to be referred to as Mr. and Dr. H ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am working on my PhD now. I changed my name legally/socially, but retained my maiden name as my middle name. I still use only my maiden name for all professional circumstances, publications, etc.

That said, you should do whatever feels best for you! I had a lot of guilt about changing my name (#feministproblems, lol) but I just really, really wanted to, so I did!

Post # 27
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Busy bee

Go with what you want! I am a PhD Bee and by the time I defend I will have many papers under this name, and wouldn’t want to confuse my credibility by changing my name. I would accept socially to be called his name, but at work I would prefer my maiden name. He has started to consider even taking my name because it is pretty awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ So that would be very interesting.

Post # 28
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Busy bee

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DrCrazyCat:  I may be mistaken, but under the circumstance where there is someone with a higher degree than the other, it is more proper to put the higher degree first when addressing things, for example. So it would be (Mrs.) Dr. and Mr. Unless this article is wrong wrong – but the feminist in my cheers at this! lol

“The first guest listed on the outer envelope is the one with the highest professional title. This means that if the husband or wife is a doctor or judge, he or she should be listed first. The other spouse is listed second, with the word “and” connecting the names.”

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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futuredoctorbee:  Oh really?! I honestly didn’t know that! My Fiance already (jokingly) accuses me of being a bit of a ball buster sometimes so I’m not sure how he would take to that!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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BeePeaSH:  yes, definitely a salary difference. But you guys also don’t come out with all the loans we do, and you start making money 2 to 4 years before we do because of the structure of your education compared to ours.

just be glad that your healthcare system is so much simpler to work in than ours, trust me the grass is always greener. lots of docs here would love to come to the UK.

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