The Coylewrights, from left, Indigo, Megan,
Jeremy and Izaia. “I couldn’t go to medical school if
Meg were working 120 hours a week as an intern,” says Jeremy.
Mixing medical training with family life
is doubly difficult when both parents are doctors or doctors-to-be
Jeremy Coylewright, 29, is in his first year at the School of
Medicine. His wife, Megan, 30, is an intern in the Department
of Medicine. Between them, they already have three advanced degrees—a
law degree, medical degree and a masters in public health—and
two kids, ages 6 and 3. Jeremy spends the better part of his days
in lectures or in the library; Megan takes care of patients, putting
in 80-hour workweeks and taking call every fourth night.
When they’re at home, though, their world of medicine
abruptly falls away.