Burnout is one of the biggest threats to physicians. As demand continues to grow for physicians – from primary care to specialists – those who are working in the field are working harder and longer hours. While burnout might be hard to avoid, in this section, MedCareerGuide will help you identify some of the causes and symptoms of burnout and provide tips on how to manage stress.

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Warning signs that you’re burning out

September 16, 2015 at 09:25 0 comments

If you devote more than one-third of your seven-day week to work—approximately 50-55 hours—you are at risk for losing your work-life balance, setting the stage for a slide into professional burnout, says Peter Moskowitz, MD, executive director, Center for Professional and Personal Renewal, Palo Alto, Calif. To see if you’reRead More

What me? Burned out?

What me? Burned out?

September 14, 2015 at 20:53 0 comments

So I have heartburn every day, tons of unused vacation time and I’m tired all the time. That can’t mean I’m burned out, right? Not true, says David Frenz, MD, medical director for mental health and addiction care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. “Physicians generally have poorRead More