9 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Little Couple’ Star Jen Arnold
While Jen Arnold has always remained optimistic in her life, things have never been particularly easy. In her book she also revealed that her childhood consisted of spending a lot of time in the Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “I would be out of school for two to three weeks for the surgery, then up to three months to heal in the cast at home, and then six to eight more weeks for inpatient physical therapy at the hospital,” she recalled. By the time Jen turned 18 years old she said she had already gone through at least 22 surgical procedures.
6. Becoming a Doctor
While Arnold’s husband Bill Klein revealed he suffered merciless bullying, Arnold said she was usually met with support and inclusion, but when interviewing at medical schools, she faced discrimination. She said while interviewing at the University of Miami, “The interview quickly became focused on my size, or lack thereof.” After completing her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Miami, she moved to Baltimore where she was accepted into the John Hopkins School of Medicine and then attended a Paediatric Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Now, she is the medical director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at Baylor College.