Question special

Hello all,

Thank you for joining us and welcome to Day 1 of 30 of the NEJM Discussion: "Surviving the First Month as a Doctor." Liane, Mariya, and I are looking forward to moderating a stimulating discussion with topics inevitably on the minds of many incoming PGY-1's!

Before we launch into our first question of the discussion, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our experts from across the country whom are taking time away from their very busy schedules to join us and share their insights to our questions.

Basically the way this will work is that Liane, Mariya, and I will pose several different questions to our panel of experts that hopefully cover much of what is on the minds of brand new physicians beginning residency this year.

For medical students, residents, fellows, attendings, program directors, etc. outside of our expert panel following the discussion, we welcome your questions and contributions to each question thread as well.

Without further adieu, our first question:

For members of our expert panel, what are some things you wish you would have known in your first month of residency (generally speaking)? If there are any specialty-specific points, please share them as well.