Day in the Life #4: medical resident documentary
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Day in the Life #4: medical resident documentary


So is it required, really? It’s more of a choice for you. I took it, I took A when I was going to the Carribean…Every time I learned about something new in medical school, I was diagnose myself with it. Oh, I think I have a brain tumour, and for sure have this disease, and we all do it, we call it Med Student Syndrome, and I would go to my doctor insisting I had something that I definitely did not. So every Wednesday morning we have protected time out of our clinic, so it doesn’t matter what rotation we’re on, if we’re on family if we’re on internal we get out of Wednesday mornings and we have a few hours of teaching. It ranges from common diseases and interests and things for us, to things like billing and practical things of managing our office. Someimes we find the most helpful things are the practicalities of family medicine. So is it fun? It depends on what the topic matter is. There are always things that interest us and we’ll become really excited about that but there are things that are not so interest to anybody based on what you like. So I really love women’s health and whenever something is on about pregnancy and gynecology I become really excited about that. And then there are other things that absolutely don’t so it’s a little harder to stay motivated but you do it because you have to learn it. Formal teaching also takes the role of full day out of clinic and that’s about once every three to four months and is organized by the departments, a time when all 600 of us can come together and learn together in lecture style teaching. For the Wednesdays, it’s just Sunnybrook and Women’s College, so it’s smaller. We have informal teaching, so we’re always learning on the fly from our preceptors. And we can also do extra courses and conferences and we’re always going away from them and we get exempted from clinic and clinical duties to do that. It’s really fun so I’ve gotten to do one little mini teaching case and I loved it and how eager some of these students are in something that I would think may not interest them too much so that’s rewarding and then hearing the feedback from them also. I taught in medical school as well, I taught other medical students clinical skills so it’s something I really enjoy and something I want to incorporate into my future career goals.

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6 thoughts on “Day in the Life #4: medical resident documentary

  1. Thanks for the blog Tiffany! It's so informative. I'm trying to pursue a career in medicine too and I am absolutely attracted to the hospital setting. Hopefully I can make it, like you did. 🙂

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