Recognizing Physician Burnout and What To Do About It

Last month, Dr. Carol Pak-Teng opened up to the New York Post about her experience of burnout and depression as a resident. She also recounts the response of her colleagues when another resident jumped to her death from a building in Manhattan.

“The other residents weren’t even that shocked

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Tracy Sanson
March Newsletter

March Greetings ~ Spring is on the way, a beautiful time for new beginnings and thinking about the areas of our lives in which we want to continue to blossom.

Whatever season of life you may be in, I hope that you’ll take some time this month to celebrate, reflect on, and honor whatever process of growth you may be in.

As the days become longer and steady sunshine returns, I wish…

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Maria Patterson
February Newsletter

Hello, friends and family,

I want to begin February by extending warmth to anyone who may need it.
 
This time of year is cold and grey. Long winters— both literal and those trying times in our lives— are challenging and, often,

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Tracy Sanson
Suicide Prevention Week

Every day, we lose a physician. This is a public health crisis.

We can treat depression. Suicide is preventable. And yet, in America, we lose doctors on a daily basis. In their homes, in hospital chapels, in parking lots, on rooftops, they decide that the life of a physician is not one that they can bear.

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Maria Patterson
Dear Future Doctors

There are children just beginning their academic lives who have already decided they want to join our ranks. Somewhere, a kindergartener has declared to her mother that she will be a doctor someday. She has the same calling—a life in medicine—that each of us had and chose to pursue. This dedication to easing the pain of others is beautiful but not without peril.

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