the flipside life

A space dedicated to the diverse and dynamic community that exists on the flipside of the white coat. We are an inclusive community that supports the mental health and wellness of Physician Families through connection, community & collaboration.

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 a space dedicated to enhancing the lives of physician families, one meaningful connection at a time.

Our Mission

To foster meaningful connection and create a diverse and 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 can 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 peer support calls every Thursday  9pm-10pm EST for all spouses and partners of medical students, residents and inpractice physicians.

Beginning on Wednesday October 14, 2020, bi-weekly virtual peer support 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.


October 28, 2020
TFSL Connect Call
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Articles, podcasts and more....
July 6, 2020
Podcast: Solving Healthcare
April 29, 2020
#GameChanger during COVID19
April 23, 2020
Podcast: This Family Tree

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