Just about everyone agrees that residency is hell, even if you still like medicine. Insanely long hours, overnight calls, endless scutwork, draconian attendings, etc. Some people compare residency to a hazing, suggesting that the abusive work conditions serve primarily as an "initiation" into an elite "club," and are therefore an unnecessary holdover from less enlightened times. Yet this method of training does seem to produce competent physicians (with a few high profile exceptions). So, is that just the way it needs to be? Would a more humane residency training produce less competent physicians? Do you think there is still a need for reform, or should the whiners just suck it up?