Golden Glimmer Theme 10: Advice for the PGY-1

Medical school is over. Years of honing clinical and procedural skills, late nights of studying for USMLE step 1 and 2, residency interviews and Match Day celebrations are now behind them and a career as a healer is ahead.

As residents enter their first year of internship, what advice would you offer? How can they prepare for the clinical learning curve? How can they take care of their mental health, family obligations, and hospital duties? Through the long hours, how do they stay connected to what drew them to a career as a physician?

Share your advice, words of encouragement, or thoughts here: