September 10, 2011
Quality of Life, Burnout, Educational Debt, and Medical Knowledge Among Internal Medicine Residents
UMich in medical education! A brand new JAMA article.
Dr. Kolars (with some collegues from Mayo) studied causes of physician distress in residents nationwide. A survey of over 16,000 residents found about 15% of residents were very upset about their lives, about 52% had higher levels of emotional exhaustion. These symptoms were associated with high levels of debt and lower levels of medical knowledge.
West CP, Shanafelt TD, Kolars JC. Quality of life, burnout, educational debt, and medical knowledge among internal medicine residents. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2011;306(9):952–960.
Posted by rbrent at September 10, 2011 08:04 AM