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
We all know the experience. We are working hard, sometimes without even realizing how much work is being put in. As we diligently take care of our task, we are immersed. At some point, our concentration is broken (maybe because the task is done), and we realize that hours have passed. You have just found the “flow,” and I am here to tell you that it might be the most important goal we should have.
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?