Dr. D’s Residency Survival Guide
Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:57PM
Daniela Gitlin in The Training Years, Work

New Yorker,4/28/14, cartoon caption contest winnerDedicated to Cousin Sammy— Excuse me, Doctor Sam— and the rest of you fresh-faced med-school grads staring down the dark gun-barrel of residency training. This too shall pass. 

Thank you for dedicating your lives to the health of others.  Don’t forget to take care of your own!  It’s good work: necessary, essential, and challenging. Without you, we’re screwed.  




Dr. D’s Residency Survival Guide

 Keep in white-coat pocket. Consult p.r.n.

Never miss an opportunity to:

Never believe:

Never make your senior resident/attending look bad.

Be warned:

Help out. Those who return the favor, keep close.

Be friendly and courteous to everyone. Allies hide in full view.

Trust your gut.

When in doubt, take your own pulse. 


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