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On burnout: DOs and medical students open up

Over the past decade, burnout rates among physicians and medical students have been growing. DOs weigh in and share their experiences.

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.

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1 comment

  1. I feel very fortunate to have gone through my entire career and never felt “burned out.”
    Each day is a new adventure.
    A new dawn to work with patients, learn new things, be a part of others lives.

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