How Residents Spend Their Day

I remember when we were pre-med students, we looked up to those who were already in med school and thought that their life was smooth sailing. Then once we proudly got into med school, we became “firsties” and looked up admirably to the fifth semester honor students as they walked across the stage during white coat ceremony, having their words of wisdom read out. Then once we finally reached where they were and became clinical students, we realized we were at the bottom of the pecking order again, and looked up to the residents we worked with and couldn’t wait to get to where they were. And now that we have made it to residency, we are back at the bottom of the rung again.

I don’t remember where I found this image, but I thought it was funny and wanted to share. After four hard years of studying, we finally get to practice (some) medicine! Looking forward to residency!