Understanding the Race
Burnout begins with stress, and while medicine is inherently stressful given what’s at stake—human life and health—contemporary medicine has some well-documented extra stressors. As the landscape of healthcare continues to change, it's important now more than ever to understand the root causes of physicians burnout—particularly those in the early stages of their career.
New physicians are immediately competing with Dr. Google, not getting the deference their older peers got in their earlier careers, and can start to feel their work doesn’t really matter. These factors among others begin to mount up at alarming rates and has the potential to cripple physicians before they are even out of the starting blocks.
Overcoming the Hurdles
Younger practitioners want to keep their faith in medicine as a career and do their best for their organization. Faced with these challenges, the young physician benefits from programs dedicated to overcoming the symptoms burnout. A comprehensive mentor program, flexible work hours and social support are effective solutions to consider when battling the hurdles of burnout.
Download the infographic to learn more about the hurdles early career physicians are facing and how your organization can help provide support.