Best Medical Resident Stories

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To become a medical resident, you work hard in college, finish the MCATs, slog through medical school and FINALLY get matched into the next step in your journey: your residency or fellowship program which will act as the launching pad for your professional career.

And now that you’ve found yourself as a medical resident or fellow, the real craziness can begin! We wanted to celebrate you first-timers and your grizzled vets. We’ve compiled a list of a few of the best stories to get you laughing. Just hope you don’t end up on our next list.

Reddit user /surgresthrowaway shared this story about ‘co-worker miscommunication’ from his residency a few years ago:

Medical resident Redditor /Nysoz shares a little story about creative delegation from one of the team’s interns:

Medical resident Redditor /ENTdo shares a story about working hard, partying hard….and paying the consequences:

This next bit of advice comes from the Student Doctor Network: don’t put your foot in your mouth:

Some people need to learn to control their thoughts a bit better:

And for those moments when everyone is getting just a little bit….punchy:

And, finally, the way we all felt during med school, residency, fellowship and even those early practicing years:

We provide loans for medical residents in addition to great stories!

If any theme comes through, it’s that medical residency can be a crazy time and we wouldn’t have skipped that experience for anything. But the experience we would skip is racking up tons of credit card debt and hurting our credit scores.

Doc2Doc Lending provides loans for medical residents at rates that make sense, including our hybrid offering which allows residents to pay interest-only loans for the first half of the loan. In that case, not only will you have paid off your credit cards (hopefully) but you’ll be able to delay principal payments until you’re closer to making that attending salary!

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