restricted access Humility Through Humiliation in Continuity Clinic

For freshly minted MDs, residency represents a period of transition from being a medical student to becoming a physician. This evolution is often fraught. Continuity clinic—a mandatory component of pediatric residency training—can be a battleground for this tribulation. This essay explores the author’s journey from the first days of her continuity clinic to the last. The author recounts her struggles, her fears, her certainty of being an imposter, and her steps towards becoming a pediatrician.