Physician burnout is on the rise. According to a 2018 Medscape survey, 48% of female physicians and 38% of male physicians reported feeling burned out. Pathologists are not immune to these feelings. Join us for this March 11 #capchat to discuss strategies to prevent, as well as cope with, burnout.
- What are some general symptoms of burn out and how do they manifest specific to the specialty of pathology?
- What are behaviors in different stages of a pathologist's career that may put a physician at risk for burn out?
- Are there gender specific strategies that may help to alleviate or prevent burn-out?
- What are the barriers to pathologists reaching out for help and using the resources available at their institution/hospital to combat burnout?
- How much does academic bullying play a role in pathologist burn out?
Note: This Twitter chat will be following a Q&A format. The host, tweeting from @Pathologists, will ask questions or post discussion topics (beginning with Q1, Q2, etc.); the leaders will post answers starting with “A” and the corresponding question number (A1, A2, etc.). Ask your question or comment on one of the discussion questions/answers by referencing the specific discussion question beginning your tweet with “QX”, with X referring to the question number.
Pre-Chat Reading Material
Frontline Dispatches from the Burnout Battle (June 2018)
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Past Twitter Chats
Molecular Testing Guideline for the Selection of Lung Cancer Patients – January 15, 2019