Browsing: Burnout

Preparing for the Match can be all-consuming. But what happens afterward? This 3-part series will explore a few key topics. We addressed housing and finances, and now we tackle professional life.
When a particularly rough shift ends, do you have a way to leave it behind you?
Lessons on Burnout from a Fire Chief When the fire of residency is burning you up, remember to stay calm, stay low, keep your head up, and focus on what matters most.   It was a dark, calm night at t
The Daddy Diaries: Emergency Tee-ball Editor's note: Dr. McDonald and his wife are raising 7 children as he completes his third year of residency, serves on the EMRA Board, and represents residents o
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Intern Year: 6-Month Slump I don't know about you all, but 6 months into intern year I found myself a little pooped. It's not the “4 a.m. on my first nightshift back—hospital coffee isn't cutting it—
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Letter from the Editor Some days I feel like quitting. I always imagine it happening in the same way. It will be the end of an exhausting 12-hour overnight shift. I will have just been yelled at by a
A Personal Story of Burnout Up until this past week, I thought I had a good handle on burnout. I thought I had figured it out. At some point during the past year, during a string of overnight shifts
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Wake-Up Call: Fear and Empathy in Emergencies The shrill sound of my pager rang me out of my early-morning stupor at 5 a.m. The small screen indicated that a Level 1 trauma was heading our way soon –
Feeling the Burn: Tips to Combating Medical Burnout Sepi Jooniani, MD, MPH, Resident, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI What does burnout mean? Do your feelings of cynicism mean you've lost your heart