the flipside life

An inclusive community comprised of those of us living on the flipside of the white coat. Connect with us and join our community.

Hayley Harlock

Who Are We?

We are the wives, husbands and partners of medical students, physicians and surgeons. In some families, we are doctors too. We work tirelessly and quietly behind the scenes. We help to ensure the doctors we love are supported. We are the keepers of our families. We are the organizers and executors of details big and small. TFSL is an inclusive community dedicated to supporting physician families, one meaningful connection at a time.

Our Mission

To foster meaningful connection and create an inclusive community that supports and enhances the lives of physician families through connection advocacy, education, and events.

Our healthcare systems are dependent on healthy physicians. We believe that physician mental health begins at home. When physician families are thriving and supported, the mental health and well-being of doctors is strengthened. This makes the delivery of quality, compassionate care both possible and sustainable. Families provide unique and important support, and need to start being included in conversations related to physician mental health and wellness.  Let's get better, together.

The Flipside Life Pillars


What we offer!


Our world has been drastically changed by COVID-19. The needs of our community have also changed as a result. To help ensure all Physician Families feel supported and connected, TFSL offers FREE confidential virtual Connect Calls every Thursday  9pm-10pm EST for all spouses and partners of medical students, residents and in-practice physicians.

Beginning on Wednesday October 14, 2020, bi-weekly West Coast Connect Calls will take place on Wednesdays from 8pm-9pm PST.

All are welcome.

Access to a TFSL private Facebook group is available to all spouses and partners

Contact us for more info.


January 20, 2021
TFSL Connect Call (West Coast)
January 14, 2021
TFSL Connect Call (East Coast)
December 9, 2020
Holiday Jingle & Virtual Mingle 2020


Articles, podcasts and more....
July 6, 2020
Podcast: Solving Healthcare
April 29, 2020
#GameChanger during COVID19
April 23, 2020
Podcast: This Family Tree

Coming soon...


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