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    Does anyone have any info on anyone who has ever quit their residency training?

    Obviously, it's not a good thing to do. But, suppose you do. Is it possible to get another position later on, maybe in another field?

    I just started this year, fp, and it sucks. crazy long hours, always running around like a chicken without a head, but very little teaching. The whole hospital, apparently, is laughing at the fp attendings and the residents. It's not even funny.

    Any advice/responses would be appreciated.

    Jane

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    My husband started pediatric residency on a monday, and when he realized on that same week that he could not stand all the kids cry (but he loves children), by friday I got a phone call at home and it was from the psychiatry residency, that there was a last minute spot. I called my husband and let him know just casually, not even imagining that he was going to switch.
    It turn out that it was friday(5 days in his ped residency). It was lunch time, and he asked the nurses and everybody around, what they wanted from burger king, he took their order and left, never came back.
    The following week, The pediatry residency director tracked him down and told him that he had to go back to resign, and that he was lucky because what he did , he could banned him from doing the other residency.
    needless to say he was a good fit for the psychiatry residency.

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    Thanks for that response, micro...
    I know of a girl who quit her peds residency, as well, just last month, after doing one month. She just told them she's not coming back. She's planning on reapplying. I also know of another woman who quit IM in the middle of her ICU month. It took her two years to get another position.

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    it's a legally binding contract, for 1 year. it's a big fat black mark against you if you do not live up to the contract. you are high risk for future programs. maybe try to suck it up a year, and then switch out.
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    I suggest that you find another position before quiting the one you have, because it's not a pretty site to leave a job and not know what your next move is going to be. It would be a complete waste of time!
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    Yes, I'll be reapplying. If I get something, great. If not, I'll jump in front of a yellow cab. So, let's hope I match/pre-match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane0899 View Post
    Does anyone have any info on anyone who has ever quit their residency training?

    Obviously, it's not a good thing to do. But, suppose you do. Is it possible to get another position later on, maybe in another field?

    I just started this year, fp, and it sucks. crazy long hours, always running around like a chicken without a head, but very little teaching. The whole hospital, apparently, is laughing at the fp attendings and the residents. It's not even funny.

    Any advice/responses would be appreciated.

    Jane
    Might be time to sit down and talk with your PD and see if you can get some help in getting settled down. Quitting something midstream is not good on ones resume,whatever it is. Like people are telling you, perhaps you could transfer into another program or type of residency next year. There are some combined FP residencies with other disciplines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Microscp View Post
    My husband started pediatric residency on a monday, and when he realized on that same week that he could not stand all the kids cry (but he loves children), by friday I got a phone call at home and it was from the psychiatry residency, that there was a last minute spot. I called my husband and let him know just casually, not even imagining that he was going to switch.
    It turn out that it was friday(5 days in his ped residency). It was lunch time, and he asked the nurses and everybody around, what they wanted from burger king, he took their order and left, never came back.
    The following week, The pediatry residency director tracked him down and told him that he had to go back to resign, and that he was lucky because what he did , he could banned him from doing the other residency.
    needless to say he was a good fit for the psychiatry residency.
    Man was he lucky. Abandonment is a very very bad thing to have on one's record. His PD could have easily just fired him, and it would have been tough for him to get a job anywhere. G
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    well, I think it would be best to finish this year, at least, and make sure I have another spot before I jump ship. So, I'm reapplying (applications should be out this weekend). But, it's pretty depressing how little the 3rd year residents know and how uncertain the attendings are about even the most basic things.

    But, still, it would be cool to just throw my ID at them and tell them to see the rest of the patients themselves. It's over. I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane0899 View Post
    Does anyone have any info on anyone who has ever quit their residency training?

    Obviously, it's not a good thing to do. But, suppose you do. Is it possible to get another position later on, maybe in another field?

    I just started this year, fp, and it sucks. crazy long hours, always running around like a chicken without a head, but very little teaching. The whole hospital, apparently, is laughing at the fp attendings and the residents. It's not even funny.

    Any advice/responses would be appreciated.

    Jane
    I hate to be the one to say this, but this sounds very typical of most PGY-1 programs....regardless of the specialty. Haven't you ever heard about all the horror stories from Internship? Most of those were not exaggerated. Consider yourself lucky that they capped the max work week to 80 hours. The term "resident" came from the fact that Residents essentially lived in the hospitals.....the hospitals provided call rooms, food, clothes (scrubs), etc.....so they were "residents" of the hospital, and the hospital was their "residency" (place where you live).

    If anything, FP would be considered "easier" than others such as Surgery, OB/GYN, IM, etc (of course FP includes rotations in all those named). But FP might be considered easier because in between those "harder" rotations, there are "easier" rotations such as out-patient FP and peds, psych, etc. Which rotations have you done so far? Are you in an unapposed program (are there other residency programs in your hospital)? For example, if you just completed your 2nd month of IM.....maybe it's IM that you don't like. Or if you just completed 2 months of In-patient services, maybe it's the hospital setting that you don't like?

    Looking back on your posts, I see that you applied to OB/GYN. Maybe you're unhappy with FP because it was your "back up". The worst part about it is that you took someone else's spot who may have actually enjoyed/wanted FP . Aside from the selfish reasons such as a legally binding contract and it looking bad on your resume/CV, you should stick with it because it's the right thing to do. This program offered you a spot that could have probably easily gone to someone more appreciative of the position. The least you can do is finish out the year and give them the proper notice so that they can make arrangements to try to have the position filled by someone else. Besides, imagine all the extra work and call that everyone else in your program will have to do to make up for your absence. You think you have it tough....imagine the others if there is one less person to share the workload .

    My advice is to stick it through for the remainder of the year. During that time, look into other programs. Some of the stuff you do now might even be able to transfer (remember that you will need your PD to sign stuff over if you want credit for anything, so don't burn any bridges). If you find a position elsewhere that might be better for you, give your PD enough notice to make arrangements and let him/her know that you intend to fulfill the year as agreed, and to the best of your ability. And who knows, after a few more rotations, you might even enjoy FP .

    Best of luck!
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