Residents are Getting Burned Out

According to a study published in the Sept. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association symptoms of burnout and career choice regret are prevalent among U.S. resident physicians. The researchers found that 45.2 percent of 3,574 resident physicians reported symptoms of burnout. Overall, 14.1 percent of resident physicians reported career choice regret.

Residency is supposed to be hard.  This is what distinguishes us from those who are “not” doctors. Suck it up.

Al Jolson famously said in the Jazz Singer “Wait a minute, wait a minute I tell yer, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet” which marked the arrival of what from that moment on became known as the talkies, it instantly killing off the silent cinema.  Well, the same goes here.  As far as burnout goes, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet”, because once you graduate you instantly killed off any semblance of normal life.  Such is the life of a doctor and comes with the territory.

Cheers.

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