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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    About Rethinking Residency
  • The Hidden Curriculum: Asking Permission

    The Hidden Curriculum: Asking Permission

    “Do you mind if I sit on your bed?” It was my third year of medical school during my internal medicine rotation. My attending asked this question to a patient we were seeing on the wards. The question itself struck me as interesting. 

  • Practicing Self Compassion for Physicians

    Practicing Self Compassion for Physicians

    Do you have an overactive inner critic? A little (or maybe not-so-little) voice in your head that is eager to pounce on any misstep you make, amplify any mistake, berate you mercilessly for being less than perfect? These vicious self-judgments come with a high price, increasing the risk of depression, anxiety, burnout, and other stress…

  • The Hidden Curriculum of Medical Training

    The Hidden Curriculum of Medical Training

    While we train students and residents to be experts in clinical knowledge, patient care, and medical research, it may be coming at the expense of another curriculum – the hidden curriculum.

  • Advice for Residents Taking Their First Attending Job

    Advice for Residents Taking Their First Attending Job

    It felt like a death; I went through the bereavement process for months. I had never “given up” on anything in my life, and it was very difficult to let it go.

  • How to Overcome Early Career Physician Setbacks & Thrive in Recovery 

    How to Overcome Early Career Physician Setbacks & Thrive in Recovery 

    I shared my past struggles with substance use disorder during training, including a relapse during my fellowship. My career as a surgeon was not over as it turns out – instead, we’re just getting started.

  • Match Day Gift Guide For Medical Students

    Match Day Gift Guide For Medical Students

    You want to get the Med Student in your life something they’ll love and actually use, but what is that, exactly? Medical students as a population are generally experts at delayed gratification and practicality.

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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