Life + Career Physician Wellness & Overcoming Burnout

Physician Wellness & Overcoming Burnout

Physician Rx

Why healers need time for self-care, too

You counsel your patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. Here's why you should follow your own advice.

Whether you’re a medical student, a retired physician or somewhere in between, you’ve likely experienced moments when you’ve felt overwhelmed trying to balance the demands of life and career. Left unchecked, stress can lead to physician burnout—and in some cases, depression. Explore the materials below to get started on a path toward a healthier mind, body and spirit.


Video: Doctor & Medical Student Burnout

More than 40% of physicians said they were burned out in Medscape’s 2018 National Physician Burnout & Depression Report. In the video below, DOs and osteopathic medical students share words of encouragement for fellow colleagues battling physician burnout. Check out The DO for more coverage of physician and student burnout.

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