Quitting hospital internship - will this affect my chance for a residency?

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I have been working at the hospital as an intern for a couple months. Unfortunately, since I have another full-time job, I am able to spend only one day per week at the hospital. So far, I have found the job to be extremely boring and very labor intensive since I pretty much do tech job. For several weeks, I have been contemplating about quitting due to lack of mental challenge as well as difficulty in becoming proficient and fast in manual tasks (i only work one day per week). So my question is would quitting this job hurt my chances at getting into residency at this hospital or any other ones? How much will this decision be frowned upon? By the way, I have no other hospital experience besides this one.
 

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tell us about your full time job.
 
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I do research at pharmacy school.
 

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I do research at pharmacy school.
Then it will be ok. But you really can't hang in there and work at the hospital? You can alway ask the DOP for you to get involved with more interesting stuff.
 
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I was hoping he would have said he worked at a fast food restaurant. That would have derailed this thread pretty quick lol.
Actually I am she
 

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I think having a hospital internship more helpful towards getting a residency than research.. It's all about being a well rounded candidate.
 

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I think having a hospital internship more helpful towards getting a residency than research.. It's all about being a well rounded candidate.
I agree with this.

How much longer does the internship last?
 
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I agree with this.

How much longer does the internship last?
The internship is ongoing. It's not a structured internship - I just do tech work. It has only a name of internship, as I said before I hardly learn anything besides how to make IVs and deliver meds to the floors. Plus, compared to other hospitals we are understaffed.

By the way, my research is clinical so I guess it is more relevant to the residency than any lab based research.

Ahh this choice is so hard. On one side it seems easy to quit a job that I do not enjoy but on the other side I do not want to be grilled on every single residency interview why I quit a relevant work experience.
 
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The internship is ongoing. It's not a structured internship - I just do tech work. It has only a name of internship, as I said before I hardly learn anything besides how to make IVs and deliver meds to the floors. Plus, compared to other hospitals we are understaffed.
Be proactive. You've got your foot in the door; that's not always an easy thing to do. If inpatient is where you want to go, make the most of this "internship"...I personally wouldn't bail.
 

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Actually I am she

Sorry, I don't usually check everyone's profile to determine their sex. You sounded like a guy to me :laugh: Just kidding =-).

I think that if you kept both jobs you would have the best chance of securing a residency. As far as if you quit, I don't think it will hurt you too much as long as you keep the research job.

What type of research are you guys [read: ladies and guys] doing?
 

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Be proactive. You've got your foot in the door; that's not always an easy thing to do. If inpatient is where you want to go, make the most of this "internship"...I personally wouldn't bail.
Especially if your hospital is understaffed...that's a real leg up in terms of getting a job there after you graduate.

I'd suck it up and keep working there...we all have to eat a **** sandwich at some point in our life to get what we want, and by all accounts, life is handing you one of the better tasting sandwiches right about now.
 

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Especially if your hospital is understaffed...that's a real leg up in terms of getting a job there after you graduate.

I'd suck it up and keep working there...we all have to eat a **** sandwich at some point in our life to get what we want, and by all accounts, life is handing you one of the better tasting sandwiches right about now.
I couldn't agree more. You need deal with it. If you quit, it will come come back to bite you down the road. Time to pull up on the bootstraps.