Not too long ago Pat Conrad MD blogged here about the AMA’s attempt to fix burnout. The main expert was Christine Sinsky, MD who is now the AMA’s Vice President of Professional Satisfaction. As Conrad pointed out, WTF is that anyway? Christine Sinsky, MD coauthored a 2015 Mayo study that found: physician burnout had risen 15% since 2011, to 54 Sinsky says, “It’s a cumulative effect of well-intended efforts adding up to a burden of work that no one anticipated.”
So, who is Christine Sinsky? It turns out that she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the ABIM Foundation and a director of the American Board of Internal Medicine. This is the same organizations found to be corrupt by Wes Fisher MD. Interesting. How is it that someone can be so high up in the the AMA, the ABIM and the ABIM Foundation? Is this one, big, good old “boys and girls” club? What am I missing here?