Dana Yosefi, medical resident
Dana Yosefi, a medical residents at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, October 3, 2011. Photo by Hagai Frid
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There's one thing all the medical residents at Haifa's Rambam Medical Center have in common: They all taught preparatory courses for the college-entrance psychometric exams and earned a lot of money from doing so.

Although they don't long for their previous teaching jobs, they do miss a job in which they have no night shifts or patients that make unreasonable demands.

If her resignation letter takes effect this week, however, Dana Yosefi, a gynecology resident at the hospital, will go back to teaching the psychometric course.

Monday evening, during what might have been her last night shift, one could clearly see that her thoughts were already elsewhere.

She now characterizes her dream of becoming a doctor as a naive aspiration.

Yosefi compared the situation of the medical residents to the story about a frog that will jump out when dropped into a pot of boiling water but won't do so when placed into a pot in which the water is heated gradually. "They've poured in lukewarm water," she said in reference to the demands on the residents. "And they've been raising the temperature. From one degree to the next, no one got up and said things were out of line." (Revital Hoval )