When residents are really residents

When I was a resident (doctor in training), our hours were so long we felt as if we lived in the hospital. We often arrived before the sunrise and left well after sunset. However, three nights out of four, I slept in my own bed away from the hospital.

Here in Vadodara, things are different. The residents live at the hospital. The pediatric intensive care is on the second floor and they live on the third. Each doctor shares a small, old-fashioned room with one other person. The beds are hospital style, simple, metal-framed twin beds. The room I saw was not messy or dirty, but it was not easy on the eyes (sorry guys!).

The residents are never far from the patients. They are typically available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for consultations and critically ill patients.

They endure a lot to pursue their dream of being a pediatrician.


One Response to “When residents are really residents”

  1. Francisco Acosta Says:

    some sacrifices made now, will pay out in the long run.

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