Posted: Aug 06, 2012 6:27 pm
by SafeAsMilk
Sityl wrote:The amount of raw information you need to take in as a doctor is staggering. A new MD coworker of mine said that this years boards was asking questions about meds that haven't even been FDA approved yet. You're expected to read a phenomenal amount, work as a slave to the hospital for several years as a resident, don't expect to be able to sleep but 2-4 hours many nights, and you'll be going all day long. It's grueling.

Yes, a friend of mine graduated last year and has been on her current residency (pulled from a lottery) since. She works 5 AM to 11 PM 6 days a week, sometimes longer. She's got 4-5 years more of this to go, but it seems like she'll be all set after that.

Unless you enjoy lack of sleep and work really well under pressure, I say try something else. RN is a respectable way to contribute, as I understand. There always seems to be a lack of medical personnel.