So you’ve decided to begin your medical residency, but you’re confused about what program to choose and in what specialty. Your confusion is very understandable; selecting a
residency is like choosing a life partner. If it doesn’t work out, you always have the option to get divorced, but you would have already invested a good portion of your time and other sacrifices.
It’s not easy to break away from a marriage, the same way it isn’t easy to break away from your residency once you’ve committed yourself. So here are five things you need to consider before taking the plunge to apply to a medical residency program.
In summary, before choosing a residency program, ensure to conduct detailed research on the program, the location, how much you will earn, and the reputation of the program in your chosen specialty. Finally, look for past or current residents of the program and speak to them
as first-hand information is always more authentic than packaged and edited profiles on a website.
It might seem like a lot, but the alternative to not carefully selecting your choice of medical residency is far worse. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions, make lists and do careful findings before making a decision; the rest of your professional career, and life, depend on it.
Have you been having difficulty searching for a residency program? What areas have you been struggling with during the application process? If you’re still stuck on selecting a specialty, taking up locum work can help to give you some perspective. Let ProStandardUK Limited help you find what’s right for you.