CA-2 is an exciting year. As you dive into the meat and potatoes of anesthesia, you start to feel more comfortable as an anesthesiologist. Halfway through the year you begin thinking about life after residency as a reality, not a hypothetical. What next? Fellowship decisions loom and career paths are debated. It is an inspiring yet unsettling time. As I look back on my CA-2 year, there are a few things I wish I had known then:
To all the residents out there – enjoy your residency! It is a difficult but exciting and energizing time.
For more established physicians – what valuable life lessons have you learned post-residency that you wish you could tell your younger self? Please share them in the comments section below!