The July Effect – Training Doctors

If you have worked in an academic hospital, you know what July 1 means…

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Each year on July 1, the new interns transition from medical student to full-fledged, long coated doctors. All of the residents move on to the next level – whether it is just another rung on the ladder or moving on to their fellowships. When I first became a nurse, it was a strange phenomenon to me – it was like a flood gate opened and it seemed like non of the medical staff knew what was going on. I learned quickly that you needed to be on your toes.

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