Guest post by Mark Lieber, M.D., a first-year internal medicine resident physician at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He wrote about his experience starting his medical residency during coronavirus in an article for CNN.
Medical residency is always hard; now 38,000 trainees are starting during a pandemic
(CNN) — Earlier this month, I — along with 38,000 or so other medical school graduates — officially began medical residency training here in the United States.
We represent only the tip of the iceberg. In addition to first-year residents — otherwise known as "interns" — there are also thousands of other health care workers who will be joining the medical workforce this summer, including nurses, physician assistants, social workers, technicians and other indispensable members of the medical team.