Beyond Residency Applications: How to Focus on Self-Improvement and Growth
As pharmacy residency application season comes to a close, it’s time to take a deep breath and reflect on the experience. Regardless of the outcome, it’s important to remember that you’ve put in a tremendous amount of effort and dedication to get to this point. Now, it’s time to shift your focus to other areas of your life.
One of the most important things you can do during this time is to focus on yourself. This means taking the time to catch up on any projects, research, or top discussions that were put on hold due to residency application season. It also means making time for things outside of pharmacy, such as exercising, reading, or even binge-watching a new Netflix series.
By focusing on something outside of pharmacy, you can clear your mind and approach your work with a fresh perspective. People who are flexible, open-minded, and hard-working will make the best out of every situation and get more from a residency program than other candidates simply due to the fact that they have an open mindset compared to having a fixed mindset.
Residency training has gotten larger and more structured, which means that there will be a great program for you no matter where you end up. Trust that you got it right with your rank list, and that you will end up in the best scenario. Be open to learning and growing, and you will make the most out of your residency program.
And if you don’t match, that’s okay too. There are other routes you can take to get to the ultimate goal of using your pharmacy degree to the maximum and getting the job you desire. Don’t be discouraged – keep pushing forward and pursuing your dreams.
Remember, it’s important to take care of yourself and your well-being during this time. If you have any thoughts or comments, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.