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Recognizing burnout, depression, and risk of suicide in residents

Residency Program Alert, October 31, 2018

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Much like the rest of the population, physicians are vulnerable to workplace stress and dissatisfaction. New physicians in residency are particularly susceptible to the negative aspects of the role, which can lead to burnout, depression, and even suicide. Awareness of physician wellness, especially resident wellness, has become a greater focus of the medical community in recent years. For example, the ACGME updated its Common Program Requirements to include language emphasizing its commitment to the well-being of residents, faculty, and all members of healthcare teams.

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