Benefits of Postgraduate Training
You've probably had a hard time describing why it takes 3-4 years in pharmacy school, much less the education you had before that, to become a pharmacist. And now, you want, need, or are compelled to do more? This is a debate that many pharmacy students have worked through this debate before you. Yet, there are compelling reasons to invest more in your own career beyond your PharmD degree.
The personal investment of a residency admittedly includes the issues of decreased salary (initially), decreases sleep, opening yourself up to feedback on your performance from all angles (but at least there are no more grades), and sacrificing some activities that you might normally do (movies, dinners out, exercise), while you are training. However, the career and professional development you experience in postgraduate training is exponential.
So whats in it for me?