Breaking It Down: The End of Medical Training

January 16, 2015 7:15 PM

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Long gone are the purgatory stints of library study, slaving to solve esoteric problems relating to planks and pulleys. Innumerable several-day exams have been conquered and tucked far away in our memories, hopefully never to haunt us again. The last of our forced smiles and faux-eager nods have been displayed toward ambivalent instructors and medical teams during the throes of our student rotations.

Post-graduate training is also nearing its end. Intern year, the greatest growing pains in our medical education, came and went like a stubborn baby tooth. Becoming a junior resident felt like re-attaching training wheels when we thought we were two-wheeling. Now, deep into our final year of medical...

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