Proof is in the Pudding: Live like a Resident

live like a resident

It’s often said, “Live like a resident during and after reisdency!” But where’s the proof that you should live like a resident after residency?  Well, the proof is in the pudding. Let’s look at the ingredients to see if that math adds up.

First Do No Harm: An Empty Cup of Expected Wellness

If we are to truly live out the “Do no harm” imperative, we must first make sure that we are not being harmed ourselves.  After all, we cannot expect to replenish the empty cup of wellness our patients bring if our cup is empty, too.

Expectations and Reality: Producing Happiness

How do you have a successful marriage?  How did you have kids during residency?  Doesn’t your spouse get tired of not seeing you during this rotation?  Wasn’t medical school hard? How do you balance your research, clinical work, and having a family of five? The secret I have found to all of these dilemmas is about setting expectations.