James A. Miller, MD
How is a resident to continue?
It is no secret that residency is tough. Medical residents work crazy hours with small leisure time and very nearly never sufficient rest. Therefore it is perhaps not a shock that residency may take a serious cost on our individual everyday lives. The feeling of having someone in your corner can be a source of comfort when the going gets tough for those fortunate enough to enter medical school or residency with a long-term romantic partner. Most people face a selection: come out in to the dating world despite our workload and take within the robes of a monastic existence for the following 3-7 years.
The needs of residency could make meeting people that are new allow alone preparing and arranging times, feel impossible. Plus the hurdles do not end there. A week in an inpatient ward, what do you talk about with someone who doesn’t understand your satisfaction after a successful digital bowel disimpaction after spending 80 hours?