Burnout

Burnout
Residents face the specter of burnout daily. Moving out of medical school and into graduate medical training brings larger hours and harder work. While burnout might be hard to avoid, in this section, Today's Physician will help you identify some of the causes and symptoms of burnout and provide tips on how to manage stress.

“Public health crisis”: The latest on physician burnout

PHYSICIAN BURNOUT has been in the news in a big way, and most— but not all—of the news is bad. The biggest headlines went...

Two reasons you’re probably stressed

THAT ANNOYING TRAFFIC JAM isn't causing your stress (though it isn't making it any better). The real reasons behind your stress go much deeper....

Beating burnout

PROVIDER BURNOUT continues to get a lot of attention. There's general agreement that burnout is highly prevalent, appears to be increasing and is associated...

Job hunting? Keep potential burnout in mind

PROVIDER BURNOUT continues to receive a lot of attention. Tait Shanafelt, MD, and colleagues threw a big log on that fire in the December...

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Your first contract: Do you know what it really says?

THE CONTRACT says that your first job will be paid according to an RVU compensation plan with a two-year income guarantee. Do you have...

When the lawyers come for you

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