Staying Human during Residency Training is a concise manual designed for medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral fellows in all areas of specialization. The first edition, published in 1991, provided hundreds of practical tips on coping with stress, sleep deprivation, time pressures, and other issues of concern to hospital residents. The second edition, published in 1998, updated and expanded the original by providing guidance on career choices and financial planning, as well as suggestions for enhancing personal and professional relationships. It also discussed ethical and legal matters and issues pertinent to women, parents, and international and minority students.
Widely anticipated, the third edition of this essential reference emphasizes, not only surviving, but thriving during internship, residency, and fellowship. It contains hundreds of new references, websites, addresses and tips on coping with medical training in North America and worldwide. Peterkin emphasizes ways of deepening relationships with colleagues, friends, and family, and fostering more empathic connection with patients. He also offers practical antidotes to cynicism, careerism, and burnout. As with the first and second editions, the new Staying Human during Residency Training will prove to be a veritable bible to medical students and new physicians pursuing postgraduate training.
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'Though Staying Human has a very large scope, with a target audience that ranges from medical students to senior residents, its practical advice is probably most helpful for medical students and interns, who spend the most hours in the hospital but may not have had the chance to develop their own tools for staying sane. It is also a useful reference, bringing together, in a concise form, a plethora of data that would be helpful on the medical floors, and offering guidance that is not so easily available elsewhere ... But even for those past their early days of training, for whom such information would just be review, the book is an important reminder: that humane treatment - of oneself and of fellow residents, as well as our patients - is what makes a good doctor, and that one cannot have empathy without good self-caretaking. That is a lesson we can all afford to review.'-Sonya Rasminsky, C.I.R. (Committee of Interns and Residents) News
'This lucidly written book offers practical advice on making the most of the residency experience.'-Ian W. Toal-Canadian Book Review Annual