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What is the price of physician stress and burnout?

Becoming a physician is a not just a career choice, it is “a calling” and a lifelong commitment.  Making life and death decisions, keeping patients and families satisfied and maintaining the highest professional standards can absolutely take its toll. Simply earning ones medical degree speaks of years of self-sacrifice and delayed gratification—life, put on-hold for academic and professional achievement. No one with insight into the discipline required of these professionals would begrudge them any of the status and respect they’ve earned.

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By:  Catherine Miller / Medical Economics / July 13, 2016

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