Sunday April 30, 2006
Post fellowship shock syndrome
Q; What is Post fellowship shock syndrome ?
A; Post fellowship shock syndrome is a kind of culture shock for young graduates when they transit from big tertiary care academic centers to regular community based medical practice. Transit from high tech, literature oriented, academic based and superior nursing quality to business oriented, "thats how we do things here" practice, no house staff support, no billing experience and wide spectrum of nursing quality - caught unprepared young graduates with mental and culture shock and may leave them frustrated with present situation. Its important to prepare graduating residents and fellows for future practice of medicine.
Read related article The Realities of the First Year of Practice ( NEJM CareerCenter )
(Post fellowship shock syndrome is a term invented by editors of this web-site)