A residency policy for pregnancy and parental leave

Mil Med. 1989 Nov;154(11):548-50.


Residency programs need to anticipate the parental needs of their residents as more residents have children during residency. Ad hoc or crisis mode responses to resident pregnancy result in individual and group distress and dysfunction. Described in this paper is a maternity and parental leave policy for a psychiatric training program at a military hospital. This policy provides a framework for policies in other residency and military work situations.

MeSH terms

  • Absenteeism*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant Care
  • Internship and Residency / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Male
  • Military Medicine / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Parents
  • Pregnancy*
  • United States