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Rowing Through Internship

Rowing Through Internship

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Halloween in the MICU: I was on call overnight, wearing a headband with droopy bumblebee ears, black and yellow clashing with the somber gray haze of the team room. Thus far, my call nights had torn 10,000 holes through my soul. Each was a devastating routine during which people of great medical mystery would rush(...)

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Welcome to Internship! Tips from a Graduating Resident

Welcome to Internship! Tips from a Graduating Resident

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Every March, thousands of fourth year medical students simultaneously open letters containing the names of their future residency programs. A pediatrics resident nearing the end of her training reflects on things she wishes someone had told her as she prepared to become an intern. Most days, you will have to choose between getting enough sleep,(...)

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The Week of the Pancreas: Finding a Work-Life Balance

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I vividly remember one particular week during my medicine subinternship as the Week of the Pancreas. On the wards, I was caring for two patients with pancreatitis: one acute, one chronic. Then, I admitted a third patient with heretofore-undiagnosed metastatic pancreatic cancer. To top it all off, midweek, I received a phone call from one(...)

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Advice from a Senior Resident to a New Intern

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This month, I became a senior resident in internal medicine. With that title comes the opportunity to help train new interns at our hospital. And when I met the talented group of interns just before their start last month, I couldn’t help but think back to my first day of residency. Two years earlier —(...)

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