Emergency medicine is a lifetime commitment. There’s been a tremendous amount of information and evidence published that has shaped our practice. Yet still, every day there are new publications to change, challenge or confirm our practices. So the question arises, how can learners in this environment learn this information in a short rotation?
It sucks. I know. But you can’t give up yet. This is by no means the end of the road – it’s just a speed bump.
Quite frankly, the first round of the match is filled with mistakes. Many candidates focus on “big name” programs and may only apply to a few. At the same time, these programs have the advantage, so they can be very selective who they interview vs not interview.
Phase 2 is your opportunity to land the residency position you’ve had your sights set on!
Deciding to seek additional training and complete at least one year of residency is a wise choice. While many considerations are taken into account, it really just comes down to a “yes” or “no” question. But once it’s answered, the real work begins.
In this book, I’m going to walk you through the initial steps you need to be taking to set yourself up for success on Match day. Although it seems far off now, there’s no time to spare. You’ve got to get motivated and engaged on making yourself the best candidate you can.
The last thing you need to hear when you’re feeling burnt out is to take a minute to practice yoga. The implication that all you need to start feeling better is a simple change that only takes 5 minutes a day is not productive. I’m not going to pretend that simply making a slight change in your life is going to meaningfully improve how you feel. What I can confidently say, is that if you are finished feeling helpless professionally or personally, you can get better. But in order to overcome burnout, change has to begin within yourself.