Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Burnout and Program Director Turnover: Results of a National Survey

Burnout, a work-related syndrome involving high levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and sense of reduced personal accomplishment,1 is common among physicians and learners; across a range of different studies, roughly one-half of all physicians meet criteria for burnout.2,3 Burnout has been associated with a number of different negative outcomes, including physician turnover and diminished patient care quality, professionalism, physician health, work effort, and health care system measures.

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