Surgery – Day 8

Sundays in surgery I really feel bad for the residents. At least on the service I’m on, the third year does a 24 hour shift and they are by themselves with no intern or other resident to help them. They will sometimes have at least 1 medical student, but sadly the help that we actually provide is probably minimal. Yet I am impressed by the resolve and attitude of the 3rd years I’ve worked with, that despite the occasional complaints or exasperated sighs, they seem to be keeping it together and able to work with a relatively positive attitude (perhaps relative to what might be expected).

Today felt like a lot of getting to understand bit more about the structure of residency and glimpsing the mind of a seasoned resident in day-to-day action. I’ll do my best to soak up what I can from these last few days on the service.

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