This resident was the third to commit suicide in New York City in the previous 19 months.
Even before the first occurred in August 2014, doctors and the lay public openly discussed how the profound professional disillusionment experienced by many physicians in training contributed to their markedly higher than average rates of depression and suicide.
"If I was working a 36-hour shift, he'd come by and kiss me on the forehead and tuck me into bed."Parrott recognized that someone so flexible is a keeper, so she married him.He's in his 3rd year, stressed out, obviously, but as the days go by, we're talking less and less to each other.Granted I'm busy too, but we talk so little that it's beginning to worry me.(Jimmy Chang/Unsplash)My apartment has a balcony directly overlooking the hospital where I am about to start my final phase of physician training as a medical resident.In March, as I was preparing to graduate from medical school, a resident at one of my institution’s affiliate hospitals jumped to her death from her apartment building.