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Real Talk: I Quit Medicine and Regretted It
What is missing for Dr. Kristen Fuller now? Preserving life. Teaching sufferers and their families about chronic illness. Assisting individuals in changing their lifestyles to lead healthier lives. Observing patients make a full recovery from severe illness. The instinctive knowledge that she was making the world a better place. What doesn’t she miss? The way society views doctors, extreme stress, burnout, sleepless nights, emotional toll, and administrative work.
All Specialties November 14th 2022
The Most and Least Burned Out Physicians By Specialty
Physician burnout is on the rise, which should not come as a surprise after two years of fighting a pandemic. More than 13,000 doctors participated in the most recent Medscape survey on physician burnout, which included questions about their mental and physical health. Of those, 47% said they felt burned out. This is a rise from the previous survey’s 42%. Doctors who practice emergency medicine have seen the biggest increase in burnout among all specialties, and women doctors experience burnout at a much higher rate than their male counterparts.
All Specialties November 9th 2022
Is It Burnout or Depression? Expanding Efforts to Improve Physician Well-Being
The way that physician burnout is currently framed contributes to misconceptions about and stigma surrounding depression and discourages us from fully utilizing the resources available to prevent and treat depression.
All Specialties November 7th 2022
Physician Salaries Ranked by Hourly Rate
Using the most recent yearly figures from the Medscape 2022 Compensation Report and the typical hours spent as provided by the American Association of Medical Colleges, it is not surprising to see primary care specializations at the bottom of the list and specialists at the top. Anesthesiologists work lengthy shifts and earn a middle-of-the-road hourly rate. Dermatologists enjoy a healthy work-life balance and high earnings — it should come as no surprise that it’s one of the hardest fields to break into — but no one is surprised that PCPs are working hard for less money.
All Specialties September 19th 2022
The Psychiatrists’ Report: The Changing State of Our Own Mental Health
The demand for mental health treatment soars alongside an ongoing physician shortage and an increase in physician burnout. What is the toll paid by the mental health experts? How do they see the issues and how are they dealing with them? Read the study analysis here.
Psychiatry September 6th 2022