I truly believe that Residency is what puts you to the test, much more than Medical School.
Residency training is by far the hardest journey you will endure to become the amazing Physician you’re going to be.
You will quickly develop a sense of compromise and commitment you never new you had.
Tangled in between 12 hour shifts, short calls, long calls, 24 hour shifts and post call the days pass you by. The long training hours, low financial remuneration, and hierarchical system can quickly over work the new comers. It’s exhausting.
You might not get a say in your schedule, miss important dates or events, spend more time at work than at home.
But don’t let this discourage you!!!
Being a Resident comes with tremendous learning opportunities and responsibilities. It’s your first official job as a Physician. You will have the privilege of caring for patients for the first time. This is the best feeling in the world.
If you’re applying for a Residency or are a Resident know what is yet to come...
Know that even though it might be the hardest thing you will ever endure in your training, is by far the most rewarding.
Enjoy the privilege of being a Physician, be conscious of your time and spend it wisely, but most of all enjoy the journey.