Staying Human During Residency Training: How to Survive and Thrive after Medical School, Fifth Edition

Staying Human During Residency Training: How to Survive and Thrive after Medical School, Fifth Edition

by Allan D. Peterkin
     
 

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The ultimate survival guide for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, Staying Human during Residency Training provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a resident's life – from choosing a residency program, to coping with stress, enhancing self-care, and protecting personal and professional relationships.

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The ultimate survival guide for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, Staying Human during Residency Training provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a resident's life – from choosing a residency program, to coping with stress, enhancing self-care, and protecting personal and professional relationships.

Allan D. Peterkin, MD, provides hundreds of tips on how to cope with sleep deprivation, time pressures, and ethical and legal issues. This fifth edition features new, leading-edge information on enhancing personal resilience, planning one's career, pursuing leadership roles, and using new technologies to maximize learning. Presenting practical antidotes to cynicism, careerism, and burnout, Peterkin also offers guidance on fostering more empathic connection with patients and deepening relationships with colleagues, friends, and family.

Acknowledged by thousands of doctors across North America as an invaluable resource, Staying Human during Residency Training has helped to shape notions of trainee well-being for medical educators worldwide. Informative, compassionate, and professional, this new edition will again show why it is required reading for medical students and new physicians pursuing postgraduate training.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Book Review Annual - Ian W. Toal
"This lucidly written book offers practical advice on making the most of the residency experience."
The New Physician vol 61:05:2012 - Benjamin Lemelman
‘Staying Human During Residency: How to survive and thrive After medical School, by Allan Peterkin, is the roadmap that attempts to ease transformation. It’s filled with useful tips for first year medical students through chief residents.’
Canadian Medical Association Journal - Bruce P. Squires
"Through most of this century physicians have looked back on their internship and residency years as a painful but necessary maturation ritual. Once out of residency, they quickly forget, or at least deny, how much damage - depression, burn-out, marriage breakdown, alcoholism, and suicide - was wrought during the process. Allan Peterkin, a recent graduate of residency programs in family medicine and psychiatry, provides a useful guide for self-preservation and well-being. It should be required reading for all graduating medical students."
C.I.R. (Committee of Interns and Residents) News - Sonya Rasminsky
"Though Staying Human has a very large scope, with a target audience that ranges from medical students to senior residents, its practical advice is probably most helpful for medical students and interns, who spend the most hours in the hospital but may not have had the chance to develop their own tools for staying sane. It is also a useful reference, bringing together, in a concise form, a plethora of data that would be helpful on the medical floors, and offering guidance that is not so easily available elsewhere ... But even for those past their early days of training, for whom such information would just be review, the book is an important reminder: that humane treatment - of oneself and of fellow residents, as well as our patients - is what makes a good doctor, and that one cannot have empathy without good self-caretaking. That is a lesson we can all afford to review."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442662568
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

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Michael Myers

"Chock full of all kinds of information that is pertinent, if not essential, to residents, including innumerable survival tips and suggestions. Dr. Peterkin has written a penetrating and far-ranging, yet humane, perspective and has not lost sight of the "person within," so common in academic medical centres of today. This book will go a long way toward alleviating much of the worry and demoralization in contemporary residents, their partner or spouse. A copy should be stuffed into the pocket of every resident physician."

"This book will go a long way toward alleviating much of the worry and demoralization in contemporary residents, their partner or spouse. A copy should be stuffed into the pocket of every resident physician."

Elaine McNinch (Family Practice)
"There is no area in a resident's life that Dr. Peterkin doesn't tackle: finances, substance abuse, fellowship options, foreign, gay, and disabled students, ethical and legal considerations, study tips and support groups. It's the ultimate how-to book for all apprentice doctors and its common-sense approach makes it a mandatory trouble-shooter."

Meet the Author

Allan D. Peterkin is a practising psychiatrist and an associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he also heads the Health, Arts, and Humanities Program health-humanities.com

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