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“Medical training nearly killed me (and my friend)” →

Depressed Doctor

“Hi Dr. Wible, I am a fourth-year resident in a combined five-year program and I am burned out. Last month, I totaled my car as I sleepily drove home after my 8th night shift in a row and am lucky to have walked away with only a broken clavicle.

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The weird reason why “wellness programs” won’t work →

Wellness Committee

A few months ago, I got this invitation from the director of graduate medical education: 

We have 115 residents and no meaningful wellness program to speak of. My goal is to create not only a resident but also a faculty wellness program. To help jumpstart the endeavor,

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Doctors-in-training hit with knives, punched, left crying in hospitals →

So I started medical school in Germany. Germany has a very strange system. At that time it was relatively easy to get into medical school, but then they do everything to get you out of medical school. It’s the opposite of the United States. It has changed now. It’s very abusive from the get go.

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“Burnout” ~ a smokescreen for human rights abuse →

Physician burnout is human rights abuse

“Burnout” is a smokescreen for rampant human rights violations in medicine. Am I losing anyone here? Let me break it down.

“Burnout” is a complete mental and physical collapse from overwork. Psychiatrists define it as a job-related dysphoria in an individual without major psychopathy.

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Hospital obstructs medical care, nearly kills doctor →

I recently reported on Stephanie Waggel, the doctor fired by a prestigious U.S. hospital for getting cancer (story also picked up by Medscape and The Washington Post).  In her whistleblower video, Stephanie describes how she nearly died due to obstruction of medical care. 

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