Welcome to Residency Roadmap, a new series created by MDLinx to help you navigate the many challenges you face at this crucially important stage of your career.
Residency isn’t easy—and it's not necessarily meant to be.
This “baptism of fire” is a stage of medical education that will push you to your limits, test your resolve, and require you to summon every bit of strength, endurance, and courage in your arsenal.
We’re here to help.
Each week, we'll deliver fresh content—much of it written by residents, for residents—aimed at helping you survive and thrive during this demanding (but ultimately rewarding) chapter of your life in medicine.
We'll provide a roadmap of what you can expect to encounter, offering credible information, sensible guidance, and unique insights from physicians who have “been there.”
In Residency Roadmap, we'll explore topics like:
The things nobody told you about residency
Why residents drop out
Managing and preventing burnout
Financial hacks for surviving on a resident’s salary
The crucial role of mentors
Taking time off during residency
Achieving work-life balance
The differences between teaching, private practice, and hospital medicine
Maintaining personal relationships during residency
It is our sincere hope that Residency Roadmap will be helpful to you professionally and personally as you embark on this journey of a lifetime!
All the best,
The MDLinx Team