Research has shown that Physicians, Residents and Fellows are at risk for depression and suicidal ideation. Chronic job stress frequently manifests as burnout. Burnout rates vary by specialty and have been estimated to be between 40% and 50%.
Visit these links for more information and resources that address prevention of depression and burnout:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Physician Burnout.
- The American Medical Association’s STEPSforward modules that address physician Burnout and Well-Being.
- Free Learning Module: Resident and Fellow Burnout – Create a Holistic, Supportive Culture of Wellness.
If you are in distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800-273-8255) for free and confidential support, and best practices for professionals.