I’m in a residency program (so locked in for another 18+ months) and I knew there would be ‘on call’ time once I was able to be on my own, which was fine with me!
However, since my program started, a major highway I *must* take to get there in time started undergoing construction. I was just in range to be OK to be at home and make it in time, but that hope is now totally lost.
My hospital is smaller, and while there are on call rooms, which I’m told are available to me-if MDs aren’t using them, but that’s rare/not something I can count on.
Any ideas of what I can do? Call is required, 3 nights and 1 weekend day/month minimum. I won’t make enough being on call to pay for a hotel, and I can’t move (really, I can’t, I want to, but it’s just not an option at the moment).
Most of my colleagues live in the opposite direction, so their commutes aren’t affected. And I’m not close enough with anyone yet to ask ‘hey can I crash on your couch once a week?’
I’m sort of stumped as to what to do. Has anyone else lived too far away?