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Married medical residents struggle to find time

Acknowledging the intense schedules of medical residents, some hospitals offer help to keep their young doctors’ relationships healthy

Courtney and Russell Jenkins celebrated their fifth anniversary with turkey sandwiches in the Massachusetts General Hospital cafeteria. It was three months into Russell’s internship in one of the country’s most demanding physician training programs, and he could not get time off.

He fiddled with his pager as Courtney reminisced about their wedding day in Roanoke, Va.

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