Mar 19, 2009 — The words "match day" may not mean much to most Americans, but to graduating medical students, they mean everything. Held annually on the third Thursday in March, Match Day is the day that soon-to-be doctors across the country find out where they will begin their careers. Sound stressful? It is.
Mar 19, 2009 — To most people, a 21-hour workday is incomprehensible. But for medical interns in their residency, it's business as usual. Is it a good idea to treat patients after nearly a whole day without rest? Many don't think so, which is why a recommendation has been made to institute a mandatory 5-hour nap for residents on call. Sounds like a good idea, right? Commentator Sandeep Jauhar doesn't think so.
Dec 27, 2007 — Dr. Sandeep Jauhar talks about his memoir, Intern, which documents his trial-by-fire introduction to the medical profession. Jauhar describes 80-hour weeks and the chronic exhaustion that is the trademark of first-year doctors completing their residencies.