Tips for Transitioning to Residency:
Develop skills in:
Having collegial relationships with the multi-professional clinical team and understanding your role.
Developing clinical skills expected of new residents that you might have missed during medical school rotations. There may be some holes in your training, because the rotations during school are brief and varied.
Responding to increased pressures to treat patients quickly.
Developing new clinical skills including patient management skills (dealing with violent patients or patients with mental illness, patients using non-allopathic medications), calculating drug doses, and performing new administrative tasks (e.g., obtaining consent for procedures and investigations, preparing certificates).
- Having more responsibility
- Adjusting to feeling less supported
- Managing uncertainty
- Making mistakes
- Sudden death of patients.
Developing resilience and maintaining wellness.
Resources for Transitioning to Residency
- 5 things they don’t teach you in medical school (What you need to know about residency) by Chad Ball
- What is something one learned as a doctor that they never taught in medical school? (22 responses) by Quora