Residents and fellows do much of the work in teaching hospitals, yet have little or no say about their working conditions and lack the bargaining power to improve them. The power imbalance between trainees and their hospitals has become even more lopsided in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules.
Today I remain discouraged, jobless, and deeply regretful of the decision I made as a medical student to choose the residency program that I did. I try to remain hopeful that someone will give me a chance and renew my interest in practicing medicine the right way, but it is hard to remain optimistic.
My goal in writing is that as this year’s match day approaches, I plead with the newly graduating doctors out there to please do your homework.
Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.
The authors’ conclusions gave me the impression that since giving residents more flexibility, like working longer shifts, did not increase complication rates and seemed acceptable to residents, the complaints of those who demand that residents be protected are overblown. We should let them work more and not interfere. It’s safe and feasible.
I’m not sure I agree.
First-year doctors in training will now be permitted to work shifts lasting as long as 24 hours, eight hours longer than the current limit, according to a professional organization that sets work rules for graduates from medical schools in the United States.
If you count the number of “skills lab thoras” I had done, this certainly wouldn’t be my first, but the thought of finally attempting a thoracentesis on a living, breathing person just about took my breath away. I think I said yes before I’d even checked to make sure I had nothing else pulling for my attention. My intern could manage things for a bit — right? I’d only be a phone call away, or maybe 30 seconds at most.
Does grilling medical students with questions make them into better doctors? For years, many professors routinely peppered students with relevant and arcane queries, often embarrassing them. Things may be gentler today, but the practice, referred to as the ''pimping'' of students, still has its advocates.
When one of my best friends in medical school returned from an interview for a surgical residency program, he told me how some of the surgeons there bragged that they were worked so hard that the divorce rate among their trainees was greater than 100 percent — some of them burned through two marriages.
They were proud of this. I was horrified.
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The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), or The Match®, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.
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Founded in 1977, APDIM is the international organization of accredited internal medicine residency programs; the association represents program directors, associate and assistant program directors, core faculty, program administrators and coordinators, fellowship coordinators, and other key faculty and staff involved in the internal medicine residency program.
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) is a non-profit professional association for emergency medicine residents and medical students
The ASHP Resident Matching Program (the "Match") places applicants into pharmacy residency training positions in the United States. The Match includes both postgraduate year one (PGY1) and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residencies.
The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) offers tremendous opportunities for medical students interested in surgery and for residents beginning their surgical careers.
The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization that provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada.
The (CIR) is the largest housestaff union in the United States. We are a local of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 17,000 resident physicians and fellows who are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access for our communities.
The Emergency Medicine Residents' Association is the voice of emergency medicine physicians-in-training and the future of our specialty.
Health Match BC is a free health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of British Columbia, Canada. Since 1999, we have successfully recruited thousands of Canadian and internationally educated health professionals to BC.
The AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program is a matching program that places students into osteopathic graduate medical education positions in the United States.
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