There’s about 3 months to go in this academic year.
That means I will be a Chief Resident for only another 3 months. My contract is coming to an end. The incoming Chief Residents have already been chosen and announced.
It some ways I feel like I know what a lame duck president must feel like.
The year has gone by faster than I could have anticipated. It’s been a period of satisfaction, personal & professional growth, and frustration. There have been ups and downs. Joys and disappointments.
My fellow residents who graduated from residency last year — well those who went on to work “real” jobs — have pulled in so much more money than I have this year. I’m sure they are enjoying the dough. Sure it is not has high as those surgical specialties. But it sure is a lot more than what I’ve been paid this year.
Still, I don’t regret it. Knowing what I do now, I would do it again.
There is a fraternity of sorts with former chief residents. And I’m proud to have joined those ranks.