The Gentle Push

The Gentle Push

I often pass a couple on the bike path-they are in their eighties and take daily rides (weather permitting). They ride side-by-side, unless there is an incline and then he positions himself just behind her and gently pushes. They do this seamlessly and harmoniously. As we transition to a new group of first year residents, I am struck how this couple is a metaphor for residency education. Residency is a long ride. There are times when we need to gently push the resident up a “hill” to help them achieve the milestones and there are times when the residents push us by challenging us to keep up to date. Throughout the three years, residents and faculty are colleagues, riding side-by side in the quest of providing excellent patient care. By the end, we strive to form a peloton where we take turns leading and following and learning from each other, seamlessly and harmoniously.

Save the Dates

September 16th, 2015: Farley/Frey Event

September 23rd 2014, 12:30-1:30-“Keystone IV” with Drs Dunn, Frey and Edgoose

October 14-16th: WREN Conference

October 23rd 2015: Whole Me Whole We Conference

Call for Papers

August 25th, 2015: WREN

September 14th, 2015: STFM

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Keystone IV Conference Readings and Proceedings

Best Regards,

Melissa Stiles, MD