Burnout has been in the news a lot lately. Maybe the big time media is finally catching on to what the rest of us have been talking about. It is now an official diagnosis, and TIME investigated how costly it is to medicine. We will explore all of that and outline 4 ways that financial independence can fight burnout.
Over 50% of physicians will change jobs within two to five years after taking their first job. That’s a pretty staggering number. It is not surprising, though. While we can be dedicated and loyal employees, we also realize that hospitals do not always love us back. For this reason, it is necessary for physicians to … Read more
In one of the recent physician burnout and depression surveys, doctors were asked to name the causes of their burnout. The typical culprits were listed: lack of autonomy, EMR’s, lack of support from administrators, insurance companies, lack of time with patients, and so on. However, when they were asked what would improve their burnout, getting … Read more
I’ve written about physician burnout since The Physician Philosopher started in November of 2017. At the time, I was not burned out. In fact, I loved my job, and my work-life balance was great. My purpose in starting this blog was to teach others how to utilize the tools of financial independence to prevent (and … Read more
There is an ongoing battle in medicine waged in the space between each physician’s skull. This battle became very personal when I hit my own wall of burnout over the last six months. With a better perspective and new goals, I am doing my part to prevent this same burnout for our future doctors. Will you join me in this fight?