What kind of relationship do medical residents have with each other?

Relationship between residents?

  • Strictly professional at all times

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Very professional, sometimes casual when alone

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Very professional except with those that are friends

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Usually professional, commonly casual

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • Usually Casual

    Votes: 8 21.1%
  • Nothing like grey's anatomy

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • Stop watching grey's anatomy

    Votes: 19 50.0%

  • Total voters
    38
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bioboy23

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I have kind of wondered the same thing. Like do they become good friends?
 
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Really large programs are like med school / high school where it's possible to be somewhat anonymous and for there to be different cliques.

Smaller programs tend to be more of a self-contained social group.

It's like any other job, really--a lot of people become friends, but some people prefer to keep their work life and personal life separate. The problem, especially in busier residencies, is that you'll be lonely if you're not friends with the people you spend most of your time with.

Sometimes residents date each other.
 
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Mad Jack

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I have kind of wondered the same thing. Like do they become good friends?
Sometimes familiarity breeds friendship, other times it breeds contempt. It really depends on the people involved. It's almost like they're normal people or something.
 

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Sometimes familiarity breeds friendship, other times it breeds contempt. It really depends on the people involved. It's almost like they're normal people or something.
"Familiarity breeds consent"
--Oscar Wilde
 
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