Weight Pattern of Junior Doctors During Residency

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Jitendra v Shukla
Nancy Kalavadiya
Siddhi Bande
Vivek Patel


Residency period in a junior doctor’s life is full of tension and physical exertion. During the tenure of residency for three years the parameters governing the health and weight of resident doctors keep changing every year. Weight of the doctor reflects the stress, exertion and responsibilities of the resident doctor. This study was carried out to study the changing weight pattern of the junior doctors during their tenure of three years.  The weight of the doctors showed downward trend during the first year of residency. Second year proved to be the period of restoration of body weight almost regaining the body weight which was there at the time of joining as junior resident. Third year proved crucial because of the mental exercise of preparing the academic assignments as well as going through multiple text book as well as reference books. They either had minimum weight loss or significant weight gain due to lack of exercise and habit of munching.

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Jitendra v Shukla, Nancy Kalavadiya, Siddhi Bande, & Vivek Patel. (2023). Weight Pattern of Junior Doctors During Residency. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 1230–1236. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1147


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