Saturday, June 9, 2012

Graduation and the Cycle of Residency Training

Our residency program and our residents completed graduation ceremonies this past week.  They were wonderful: many faculty attended, and celebrated with the finishing trainees about to embark on future careers and further fellowship training.  I always enjoy seeing how mature the residents are when they finish.
Some are appropriately nervous about what the “real world” of medicine will bring.  Some are giddy with excitement with the opportunity for more training.  Some are excited to be staying here, and some are excited to be moving elsewhere, whether it is a new place, or “back home.”
Regardless of what they eventually do, this is truly the culmination of four years of hard work.  They are ready to be independent practitioners.  They are ready to care for patients to the best of their abilities with no more required supervision.
Congratulations to the Indiana University School of Medicine Med-Peds Residency Class of 2012!  You will go on to do some great things, and will certainly be missed.  We are proud of your wonderful accomplishments, and your outstanding patient care.
Oh, and later this week, the cycle repeats itself, as a new crop of interns (the Class of 2016) begins orientation.  I can’t wait!

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