Physician Burnout Podcast on This Week in Health Innovation

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout Podcast

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Physician Burnout: The Four Horsemen of the Physician Burnout Apocalypse

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout: The Four Horsemen of the Burnout Apocalypse


Physician Burnout is a constant, prevalent, looming threat over doctors everywhere. Over the last 20 years surveys have shown an average of 1 in 3 doctors suffering from physician burnout on any given office day – worldwide, regardless of specialty. A frightening new study in 2015 from the Mayo Clinic shows 54% of US physicians suffering from at least one symptom of burnoutThe question is why?

Yes, the nature of our work is difficult, stressful and draining AND there are other parts to this Venn Diagram of physician burnout – and some of them are hidden.

In my work with hundreds of over stressed physicians I have isolated one of the major invisible causes of physician burnout – the pervasive mental conditioning of our training process.

Call it the “brainwashing” of our medical education if you will

In this article I will show you four “flavors” of this conditioning – how and why they develop and how they contribute to our physician burnout epidemic.

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