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From the first day of my training, I knew I wanted to stay in academia. I wanted to generate and transmit new knowledge. I had some doubts during my fellowship but, once I got into the lab, I found my career home. My husband’s experience differed. He once described his lab days as black and white, but clinic days as Technicolor. He loved seeing patients. He hated running blots. When we finished training, I interviewed at three academic medical centers. We had our first real experience with “the two body problem.” My spouse found a local hospital that wanted to support him beginning a private practice. The hospital had a residency program, so he got to teach as well as take care of patients. He also spent time seeking out academics in the city to ...