February 2023

2/27/2023 | BY Norman Ward III, MD

5 Quotes from Stoicism to Help You through Residency and Life

Orthopaedic surgery residency can be an intense and challenging time for anyone. The long hours, rigorous training, and high-stake responsibilities can take a toll on even the most resilient individuals. The philosophy of Stoicism, which dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, offers many insights and practical tools that can help you navigate the demands of residency and your life beyond the hospital. In this post, we will explore five Stoic quotes that can help you when tackling obstacles and balancing obligations. As someone who discovered this philosophy during residency, I can personally ascribe to the effects that changes in perspective and adoption of these principles can have on your overall well-being during a trying time in your career.