Hijacking. Tell me about residency please. I am an aspiring doctor.
Not as bad as I thought it would be. It's definitely been hard work, but I will probably look back on it and say it was some of the most exciting times of my life. A 24 hour shift with no sleep is no big deal anymore, but I've never known any other way. I've never worked a post college "real job." I think it helps that I like what I do and like the city I'm in. I'm sure it could be miserable if you didn't enjoy the city/hospital you were working in or it was too expensive to enjoy. Residents make like 50K a year before taxes, which would be living thin in places like New York, Boston, San Francisco. Also, I'm single and have no kids which I think would make working the long hours harder if I had family here.