For the third year in a row, 6 in 10 physicians included in the Physicians Foundation's "Survey of America's Current and Future Physicians" reported experiencing burnout.
Here are seven other findings on current and future physician well-being from the 2023 survey:
- Six in 10 residents reported often feeling burnout.
- Seven in 10 medical students reported often feeling burnout.
- Fifty-three percent of physicians reported inappropriate feelings of anger, tearfulness or anxiety.
- Sixty-eight percent of residents reported inappropriate feelings of anger, tearfulness or anxiety.
- Fifty-five percent of medical students said they have felt hopeless or like they have no purpose, compared to 34 percent of physicians and 43 percent of residents.
- Seventy-eight percent of physicians said there is stigma surrounding mental health and seeking mental health care among physicians.
- Four in 10 physicians said they were either afraid or knew another physician fearful of seeking mental health care due to questions included in medical licensure, credentialing or insurance applications.