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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-14

Burnout of residents: Overview from various medical institutions – A suggested model for improvement


Division of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut – Medical Center, Riad El-Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yaser Z El-Hout
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Chief, Section of Pediatric Urology, Division of Urology, Director, Residency Training Program (*), American University of Beirut Medical Center, 110236/D50, Riad ElSolh 1107 2020, Beirut,(*) ACGME-I Accredited
Lebanon
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_107_19

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Background: Burnout is a common issue among residents across the globe. Although several attempts were made to propose better working hours for residents, burnout is still prevalent as depicted by several studies. Objectives: The aim of the paper is to review several worldwide studies related to burnout in residents and propose potential suggestions. Methods: The following paper summarizes studies pertinent to burnout in residents from different countries categorized into three main regions: North and South America, Europe, and Middle East. The studies were collected from February 2018 to March 2019. Results: Numerous studies across the world have revealed high rates of burnout in residents during the last decades. Conclusions: Various awareness and wellness programs, as well as professional counseling sessions, are proposed to help residents overcome burnout.


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