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33% of residents view 'work-life balance' as hardest challenge Featured

Written by  Megan Wood | Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:45
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Medscape surveyed more than 1,500 medical residents across more than 25 specialties asking about their lifestyle and happiness.

The "Residents Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2017" included a section on the biggest challenges faced in residency.

 

Here are the residents' answers:

 

1. Work-life balance — 33 percent

 

2. Dealing with time pressures/demands on time — 19 percent

 

3. Fear of failure or making a serious mistake — 12 percent

 

4. Debt — 11 percent

 

5. Developing the clinical skills required for the specialty — 11 percent

 

6. Dealing with the stress — 8 percent

 

7. Relationship with attending physicians — 2 percent

 

8. Relationship with nurses and/or physician assistants — 1 percent

 

9. Dealing with patient death or treatment of chronically/terminally ill patients — 1 percent

 

10. Other — 2 percent

 

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