Who are Residents?

Residents are medical school graduates completing their postgraduate medical education. They are doctors who must complete anywhere from two to seven years of on-the-job training depending on their chosen specialty.

Residents are practitioners who provide health-care services to the public. As front-line doctors, residents are often the first person a patient sees when arriving at the hospital. They make themselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that care is delivered when and where it is needed.

Residents are learners who continue to study for and write exams to complete their program and obtain a license to practice medicine. They stand side-by-side with staff physicians in the operating rooms and bedsides every day.

Residents are teachers who instruct junior residents, medical students and other health professionals. They are new doctors with new ideas for better health care.

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