About the Discussion

Get a Life: How to Maintain Balance in Residency

"Back in my day..." your attendings may say to get you to appreciate your schedule and working conditions. It's true that residents currently work fewer hours than doctors in previous generations because of duty-hour restrictions that limit U.S. medical residents to working 80 hours per week. However, that does not mean that life as a resident today is easy. You still have seemingly unlimited demands on your time, including spending time with family, getting enough exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and balancing your finances. Should you just forget about ever getting a full night's sleep?

Join NEJM Resident 360 for a discussion about well-being and balance in residency. We hope to address questions such as:

  • How can I balance family, exercise, and sleep?
  • Where can I find more resources to help me achieve balance?