A place for residents to emerge from the dark.

  • What is Rethinking Residency?

    Rethinking Residency is a place for residents, current, former, prospective and their families, to emerge from the darkness that is residency training and come together to share their stories and insights.

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  • Overcoming Addiction In Residency & Fellowship

    Overcoming Addiction In Residency & Fellowship

    Dr. McKeown tells her story of battling, and overcoming, addiction in both residency and fellowship. She tells her story so that others struggling with addiction or substance abuse can know that they are not alone.

  • How I Switched Residency Programs & Specialties

    How I Switched Residency Programs & Specialties

    The Nitty-Gritty – how I switched career paths two-thirds of the way through a residency program and the questions I asked myself as I contemplated doing a second residency.

  • The Hidden Curriculum: Non-Negotiables

    The Hidden Curriculum: Non-Negotiables

    What we as teachers can do is take an interest in the non-negotiable of trainees and help them understand how we, ourselves, integrate our non-negotiables into the demands of life.

  • Boundary Setting as a Physician

    Boundary Setting as a Physician

    Healthy boundaries are flexible boundaries. They are not so infinitely malleable that they end up meaningless, but they are also not so rigid that they don’t allow for situational variation.

  • The Hidden Curriculum: Specialty Disrespect

    The Hidden Curriculum: Specialty Disrespect

    Specialty disrespect is a pervasive behavior in medicine. And, with the worsening of healthcare silos and the decline of face-to-face interactions, specialty disrespect is only getting worse.

  • Distinguishing Necessary from Unnecessary Think Pieces

    Distinguishing Necessary from Unnecessary Think Pieces

    A critique of the popular NEJM article by Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum, ‘Being Well while Doing Well – Distinguishing Necessary from Unnecessary Discomfort in Training’

  • Using Reframing Techniques as a Physician

    Using Reframing Techniques as a Physician

    We see ourselves and our circumstances differently depending upon how we frame them. We might not like any of them. But until we acknowledge that we are making a choice, we are giving away our power to change that choice.

  • Gifts for Medical School Graduates

    Gifts for Medical School Graduates

    Gifts for the favorite medical student in your life, about to graduate!

The Premise

Now Is The Time To Rethink Residency!

Developed over 125 years ago in the US, modern residency training remains largely unchanged from its infancy. This site may not be able to spark a revolution, but helping even one resident is enough to justify the effort.

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