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Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 240–242 | Cite as

Burnout Comparison Among Residents in Different Medical Specialties

  • Shahm MartiniEmail author
  • Cynthia L. Arfken
  • Amy Churchill
  • Richard Balon
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Abstract

Objective: To investigate resident burnout in relation to work and home-related factors. Method: Maslach Burnout Inventory was mailed to residents in eight different medical specialties, with a response rate of 35%. Results: Overall, 50% of residents met burnout criteria, ranging from 75% (obstetrics/gynecology) to 27% (family medicine). The first year of residency, being single, personal stress, and dissatisfaction with faculty were independently associated with burnout. Conclusions: Efforts to reduce resident burnout nationally would benefit from expanding beyond the work-hours regulation.

Keywords

Academic Psychiatry Empathic Concern Maslach Burnout Inventory Mood Rating Internal Medicine Residency Program 
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© Academic Psychiatry 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahm Martini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cynthia L. Arfken
    • 1
  • Amy Churchill
    • 1
  • Richard Balon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral NeurosciencesWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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