At certain points of the year, hundreds of residents will be facing their final hurdle in receiving board certification to practice medicine. For most, the successful completion of initial certification in your chosen specialty doesn’t necessarily mean exotic vacations and extended time off; rather, it means you catch a flight back home and continue where you left off — tirelessly working.
If you’re magically provided with a few days of breathing room to celebrate, good for you. Enjoy them. Otherwise, (because we get it and feel for you) here are a few highlights of what you, as a newly certified (hopefully) doctor, might actually be doing to commemorate the completion of your board certification exam.