Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Welcome to the Shomer Shabbos Medicine network!


We maintain a national database of trainees (interns, residents, fellows, and students) who have worked with their respective programs to make their training years as Shabbos-friendly as possible - from fully Shomer-Shabbos residencies to various Shabbos accommodations.

The database, with over 100 strong and counting, has already been invaluable for scores of medical students researching their options for Shomer Shabbos and Shabbos-friendly training.  

For privacy purposes, the database is a closed community, and only those who have joined the database have access to its contents. (There are options for maintaining anonymity, of course.)

Please join by filling out a 5 minute survey here: Shomer Shabbos SurveyPlease send us an email us when you’ve filled out the survey.

We also maintain a Google group to provide a place for questions and sharing of ideas.

Looking forward to having you on board! Please feel free to share this site with anyone else who may be interested!

Hatzlocho!

Best,
The Shomer Shabbos Medicine Team

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Other helpful links for those pursuing Shabbos accommodations in training:

The Shomer Shabbos Programs Master List functions as a clearinghouse for Shomer Shabbos residency information. It can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/shomershabbosresidency, and is intended to collect information on specific programs and their attitudes toward Shabbos accommodation.* Please check out that site, and contribute as possible after interviewing.

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg has a thorough and informative website which can be found at http://www.jewishmedicalethics.com/shomer-shabbos-residency.html. He provides a detailed discussion of the needs of shomer Shabbos residents, some of the halachic aspects, and tips for preparation for interviewing with prospective programs.

* Some people have asked how our Database differs from the Master List. The List collects information from applicants after their interviews, and provides a sense of the attitude toward possible Shabbos accommodations, whether or not they've actually had any residents go through their program. As such, the List has a larger and broader range of programs. Our Database focuses on programs who have already had a Shabbos-observant resident, and tries to provide contact information for those trainees. The two resources are complementary and not completely overlapping - so please remember to contribute to both when appropriate!