July is such a special time of year.
The medical training calendar turns over once again and undergraduates start into the medical school training, medical school graduates become first year residents, first year residents become seniors and seniors move on to further training or independent practice. It is such a special time of year – a time of transition, hope and anxiety – but also a time of excitement, learning and new beginnings.
For our new first year residents, my best advice is to become a sponge. There will be an immense amount of information heading your direction in these first few months of transition, both formal and informal as well as glaringly obvious and hidden. Take it all in and discover your own path.
I included an excellent article by Dr. Roxana Daneshjou who beautifully encompasses some pearls of wisdom on patient-care and self-care in your new beginning.