Medical student, resident and educator burnout is at an all-time high. The National Library of Medicine estimates 45-56% of medical students had at least one symptom of burnout.
The three main causes tend to be universal, meaning there may be a need for a systematic shift in the way we approach medical education. The main causes of burnout are:
A study published in 2019 found workplace wellness programs had no noticeable impact on improving actual metrics associated with burnout. Read further detail on how your institution can help solve burnout at the source through the following ways:
Use automation to reduce repetitive tasks
Use tools to make mandatory tasks easier to complete
Leverage data to help students and residents before they burn out