Resident Other blogs what it’s like to be a spouse of a medical resident.
When I started this blog I was still pretty able to look outside in to the medical world and school, but no more. I’ve drunk the Koolaid, and my perspective is shit.
An upper classman spoke at our orientation. She remarked that while most people believe medicine to be so altruistic, it’s often the most selfish career path there is. We in the field ask so much from those we care about–our friends, family, partners–that have to tolerate our hectic schedules, stressful lives, and times we aren’t there for them.