a safe place for physicians and physicians in training to speak our minds, to vent, to unload, to hear one another in support and solidarity. The life (and training path) of a physician is not an easy one, filled with endless demands and pressures.
We have worked so hard to get here, and yet this calling and identity that we hold so dear is threatened by forces all around us, attempting to chip away at our fortitude, our resilience, our sanity, and our minds.
EHRs and endless documentation, loss of autonomy, loss of reimbursement, and fear of litigation—these are the drivers of burnout, NOT our weakness.
How do we overcome these immense challenges that drive some of us to leaving medicine, to depression, to suicide?
I say that we start by talking.