I greatly appreciated the editorial by Dr Verchere, in the March issue [“Choosing the right resident,” BCMJ 2011;53:63-64]. My son was one of the lucky ones to match this year with his first choice of a residency in internal medicine at UBC. The emotional stresses encountered in this process were significant, and I strongly agree with the points outlined in the article.
I feel I was fortunate to complete a rotating internship at a county hospital in California. When I made my final choice to practice psychiatry, I had the internship and 2 years of general practice medicine to provide me with a proper “medical” foundation. I would never have even considered psychiatry from my brief medical school experience. Perhaps the current matching process and need to make premature choices should be re-evaluated.
—Peter Uhlmann, MD
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