Find ways to commiserAte! Everyone on this forum was so supportive sharing their stories whether they were in my same boat or have been out of residency for many years!
Also- find a theme song. I found mine late in the year but it made me laugh and smile even when things were getting nuts. I would listen to it when I thought I would lose my mind and on th e way to work every morning for mental preparation.
"nobody's gonna break my stride, nobody's gonna slow me down, oh no! I got to keep on movin!"
babylove, your theme song is great. Good for you for having an upbeat song ... I always felt like the soundtrack to intern year was something like The Mountain Goats' "This Year" or maybe Flogging Molly's "The Worst Day Since Yesterday".
Needless to say, I despised my intern year.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. -- Isak Dinesen