Residents on the PRMS Blog

Trying to predict the future is probably not the most productive use of anyone’s time, but it’s fun sometimes to think about what the world will be like in 10, or 20, or 30 years. When you speculate about the future, it’s a good idea to keep in mind Bill Gates’ comment about human predictions: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underest ...

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Sooner or later, almost every resident is going to consider working a few hours a week in a setting completely separate from his or her training program. But we also know that some doctors in salaried employment (academia, government agencies, administrative positions, etc.)  want to moonlight in clinical work. In our experience, many “moonlighters” don’t plan for covering thei ...

(At least about liability insurance.) I have mentioned more than once that while PRMS staff always welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups of psychiatrists in all stages of practice, we particularly welcome the chance to speak with residents. We believe that good advice early in one’s career can ease the transition to practice, reduce the anxiety that it creates, and help ...

Professional education of all kinds today (medicine, law, accounting, etc.) is focused on providing students with exposure to the professional information they need to succeed. Unfortunately, there’s little time left to expose them to the very practical information they need to use their expertise to make a living. For example, many lawyers, after three years in law school, bar ...