In part 2 of our series on paternal leave, Accelerator Dr. Simul Parikh hosts 3 of our favorite #RadOnc and #MedPhys experts who are also moms: Dr. Laura Dover, Dr. Kaleigh Doke, and Dr. Kelly Paradis.
The episode begins with Kelly, Laura, and Kaleigh sharing their experiences with paternal leave, which can vary between institutions and clinics. They then discuss how practice and compensation structures may impact how and when parents-to-be take leave from work.
Then the group covers the importance of leave for non-birthing partners and how those in leadership positions can establish healthy departmental culture surrounding parental leave. In fact, #RadOnc and #MedPhys may have a unique opportunity in medicine to leverage remote work and enact change for parents balancing work and life!
They close the discussion with tips for moms (or moms-to-be) who are interviewing for job, and thoughts on sharing home responsibilities with their partners.
The episode concludes with Laura, Kaleigh, and Kelly diving in to The Accelerators Lighting Round!
Podcast art generously donated by Dr. Danielle Cunningham.