Information about residency - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-03-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 37
Threads: 9
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Reputation: 22
Resident Information about residency

Hello Friends!
I am planning my residency but I need some info please.

1. How is the work as a resident?
2. How many hours a resident work a day?
3. Is it 7/7?

Please tell me that for sure anyone.

Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


  #2  
Old 05-03-2011
b.abid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 167
Threads: 56
Thanked 90 Times in 43 Posts
Reputation: 100
Default

I am not sure if you are talking about residency in america, given that your profile says that aren't done with any of the steps !

Anyway, if you are really asking about american residency, then the work load differs from program to program but generally it is in the range of 60 -70 work hours / week for PGY 1 positions .. a little bet less in PGY 2 and 3 .. this corespondents to about 10 hours per day + one or two call nights ( tell 10 pm ) .. many programs require you to work 6 days per week with one golden weekend per month where you have 2 days off!

this works with most programs that have what they called a night float month where you spend a month in night shifts every day ( usually in PGY 2 ) ... if the program doesn't have this system then you'll be required to do a full nigth shift once or twice a week


this off course is about IM resident .. Surgery resident have more stressed schedule ..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
CHAKRAM (12-10-2011), Oodesh (05-03-2011), pioneer2010 (04-24-2012), r0ck_s0lid (03-04-2013)
  #3  
Old 05-03-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 37
Threads: 9
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Reputation: 22
Default

Thank you very much!!
Really nice reply.

I was talking for US only. I'm planning before starting.
I'll apply mainly internal med, diagn med, paeds.
The work shift will be more or less same.

Thnxs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Residency-Life

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need information about NBME medico.in USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 02-17-2011 04:48 AM
How do I get information about Residency Programs? dezirablize IMG Residency Match Forum 1 12-27-2010 01:54 AM
PTAL information please raj123 USMLE Step 3 Forum 7 11-26-2010 05:31 PM
Information about PTAL samreen154 IMG Residency Match Forum 1 06-08-2010 07:19 AM
which version? 2009 or 2010 for usmle bulletin of information and ecfmg information booklet? shininggirl General Topics Forum 1 11-05-2009 06:08 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)