This post was written by The Physician Philosopher
The burnout rates in practicing physicians and physicians in training (medical students, residents, and fellows) are simply alarming. The problem seems to be getting worse with the decreasing autonomy, unhelpful/encroaching administrators, and the ever increasing financial burden of our student loans.
While you may think that physician burnout only impacts doctors, evidence shows that it unfortunately leads to bad medical care for our patients, too. With that big of a problem, what would you think if I told you that financial independence may have the power to save our physicians?
Let’s dig in.