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That transition period between graduating from medical school and being able to practice medicine can be incredibly stressful. It starts with a heavy workload (and a great deal of sleep deprivation) and a high level of responsibility. Patients can be difficult and taxing. The newly minted doc may have relocated for his or her internship from another state or city.

There may be financial issues and debt. While the image of the graduating doctor is of someone financially well-off, the money may not be there at the beginning. There is information overload with the intern constantly being assessed and tested. Should the intern have a family, the stresses and the isolation may be compounded.

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