This sounds silly. We’ve been working our entire lives to become doctors. We’ve studied thousands of hours. We’re used to being busy. Yet, what I’ve been told is to do nothing these next few months.
Residency, especially surgical residency, is going to be busy enough. The hospital will become my second home. I talk to friends who are current interns who agree with this philosophy. The same goes for my mentors who are nearly retired surgeons. “The next 3 months will be the best you have for a long time. So cherish them.”
I even checked in with my residency program. “Tie a good knot.” This was what I was told. So I’ve been practicing. My belt buckle, my spatula, even my steering wheel is covered in knots and suture. But everything else, I’m told I will learn in residency.
So for now I’m enjoying my time, finishing up clinical requirements, and going on vacation. It’s truly a blessed time, because come June 2019, I’ll be taking care of patients.
What are you doing during your post-Match time?