Not sure if you can handle the harshness of residency? Don't want to get abused by overly-critical attendings? Don't want to live like a "scut monkey?" Prefer college hazing over internship? Then consider this: a shared residency position.
Shared-residency positions are offered by a few programs participating in the Match. In a shared-residency, two residents share one position, usually alternating months on clinical rotations with time off to devote to families, research, or other pursuits.At the end of the day, you have to decide if clinical medicine is the right fit for you. Married to another medical student? Maybe you should think about this option?
To learn more about shared-residency positions, click here to go to the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) website. Good luck finding a partner!