Medical students fulfilling their residency requirement -- a formative but grueling experience that involves at least three years of treating patients in a hospital -- need to have intense stamina.
"It's common for a resident to finish a 12-hour shift and realize they never stopped to eat, or even go to the bathroom!" says Vinitha Watson, an innovation consultant, CCA trustee, and 2010 alumna of the MBA in Design Strategy program.
Watson knows this from research she did with Nicole Chen (also MBA in Design Strategy 2010) looking into conditions that affect the health and wellness of residents at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The culture of this intense learning environment is geared toward the residents becoming the best doctors they can be . . . and putting their heads down and plowing through by whatever means necessary.Read the rest