Which Medical Specialty Experiences Burnout the Most?

Which Medical Specialty Experiences Burnout the Most?

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, more than half of U.S. doctors have suffered from burnout, and  The American Medical Association has even called it a “top physician issue.”

Physician burnout usually starts with exhaustion and can spiral down into feelings of cynicism, loss of enthusiasm, low sense of personal accomplishment—or even depression and suicide.

While burnout affects all specialties, it can affect some worse than others. The top three medical specialties experiencing burnout the most are: emergency medicine, Ob/gyn, family medicine, internal medicine, and infectious disease.

Are you a physician experiencing burnout? Read more about physician burnout trends by visiting IBJ's The Dose.

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