[Here begins another hopefully semi-regular series on life, love, and lack of life and/or love life during residency.
It is a map of the realities of life as a resident, an orange traffic cone pointing out the giant potholes in the seemingly smooth, post-med school, yellow-brick-road of residency.
It is a guide to things I wish I had known or done differently.
No, it’s not a comprehensive guide. And certainly, my experiences as an OBGYN resident may not be universal. But I do think that my experiences:
1) are fairly amusing
2) are applicable to most residents, regardless of the specialty
3) may help you anticipate and prepare for the pitfalls and problems you might encounter during residency,
4) might help you emerge a better, healthier, and more complete person and resident than I, Gunga Din.
So here’s to you! May you have a safe and successful journey to the Emerald City known as attending physician-hood.] Continue reading “Letters to A Young Resident (AKA What I Wish I Had Known During Residency), Part 1”