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In the previous “Prepping for PGY-1” discussion, posters shared advice for maximizing enjoyment of your time outside of the hospital, and minimizing the less enjoyable activities of daily living. One example would be grocery delivery services — I personally enjoy the free samples at Trader Joe’s, but also refuse to spend what little free time I have in most grocery stores.

What simple tips would you offer to organize life during residency and maximize enjoyment of your time outside of the hospital?

I’ll start out with a tip given to me before intern year, which is critical to saving time and avoiding financial catastrophe:
1) Set up auto pay on all of your bills