s/p The Match — One Year Later: March 2017

This March, interns will be one year status-post The Match. As the PGY-2 year fast approaches, we seek reflections from interns on the transition from medical school to post-grad life, expectations of intern year versus the reality of intern year, and on the trials and tribulations of your first year as a practicing physician.

Whether it be advice for the incoming class of interns, or meaningful patient stories that shaped your year, or your tips for personal wellness, or snippets from your personal notes or journals, we seek all reflections on the formative first year of being in-house.

Parking Lot Epiphany: My First Patient as a Physician
Dominic Decker, MD, MS, internal medicine resident at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Being There: A Reflection by a Father and Family Medicine Intern
Kevin Dueck, MD, family medicine resident at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences

Perfection, Community, Gratitude: What Residency Has Taught Me So Far
D. Kesley Robertson, MD, obstetrics and gynecology resident at Emory University School of Medicine

The Intern
Mamtha Raj, MD, plastic surgery resident at Lehigh Valley Health Network

Surviving Residency: 5 Tips You Didn’t Know You Already Knew
Marc Katz, MD, internal medicine resident at Drexel University College of Medicine

My Thoughts on Intern Year, Expressed Through a History & Physical
Morgan Shier, MD, family medicine resident physician at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Two Years Post the Match: A PGY-2 Story
Sarab Sodhi, MD, emergency medicine resident physician at Cooper University Hospital