Over the past decade, burnout rates among physicians and medical students have been growing, with one recent study finding that more than half of physicians reported experiencing burnout. Many point to greater demands being placed on physicians’ and medical students’ time as a key contributing factor.
The DO recently spoke with several DOs and medical students about their personal experiences with burnout. Some shared heartfelt testimonials, while others offered solutions to reduce or prevent burnout.
Watch the video above for their full responses. Here’s a sampling of what they said:
Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, DOs’ and students’ names were not included in the video.