Last night at dinner, I had the chance to speak with a residency program director. The topic of young doctors came up. As is often the case when doctors of my generation talk about younger doctors, the issue of attitudes on work and life came to the fore.
We olders like to bemoan the crazy ideas of the new generation. We are perplexed that young doctors focus so strongly on finding balance in life.
What are they thinking?
Somehow I can’t help wondering whether the youngers worry about what Harry Chapin sings:
Maybe they are onto something? Maybe they have figured out that even doctors get only one crack at life?