It's time to support new interns

July 22, 2020

Did you know that up to 75% of medical residents develop burnout during their training period, with nearly 30% developing clinical symptoms of depression?

In a recent article from Medical Economics, Rebekah Bernard, MD shares her perspective on new interns and why it’s important to show support as they join your team.

In her article, she shares her past intern experiences and delves deeper into the use of humor as a coping mechanism with jokes like, “Wear your mask, or you’ll end up getting intubated by an obstetrics intern who did their last semester of class on Zoom!”

Dr. Bernard further explains that July through September is one of the most stressful transition periods in a new physician’s life.

Did you know that up to 75% of medical residents develop burnout during their training period, with nearly 30% developing clinical symptoms of depression? Rates of suicide also increase in residency, with more than one third occurring in July through September.

Read the full article from Medical Economics today.