At the Still Point of the Turning World
Residency is over, NOW what? (While I'm waiting for the answer, I'll get some spinning done....)

Friday, April 25, 2003

SO, WHAT DOES A CHIEF RESIDENT DO, ANYWAY?


1. Attends a lot of Bloody Awful Meetings
2. Listens to all the residents' gripes about the program and the attendings
3. Listens to all the attendings' gripes about the program and the residents
4. Passes news between attendings and residents, deleting gripes as necessary
5. Attends a lot of Bloody Awful Meetings
6. Is asked to "look into" a lot of piddly little problems, and find solutions
7. Makes a To-Do list every day
8. Adds to the To-Do list every day
9. Attends a lot of Bloody Awful Meetings
10. Passes along news and updates discovered during Bloody Awful Meetings
11. Promotes peace and goodwill among residents and attendings
12. Advocates for residents when disputes arise
13. Is privy to academic and behavioral problems among the residents, which are confidential
14. Must walk a fine line between knowing about the problems in #13, and not letting everyone else know
15. Organizes major residency events, such as the annual retreat and--graduation! (Counting the days until June 2004)
16. Attends a lot of Bloody Awful Meetings
17. Listens attentively during the Bloody Awful Meetings (Brent), or knits socks (Theresa)

Question: How many socks can a Chief Resident make during her year of service? Assume average knitting speed and 8-10 hours of Bloody Awful Meetings per month, plus some odd knitting time during the Morning Report and on call. Give me your best guess. At the end of my term, I'll count up the socks and whoever had the closest guess gets a Top Secret Grand Bazoo Award (TBA).

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