Chat GPT-4 Writes Poetry on the Experience of Physician Burnout

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

2023-03-15_9-23-07Here is my PROMPT #1

"Write a sonnet in old English in the style of William Shakespeare about the first person experience of physician burnout"

Here is what it put out in less than a minute.
BTW, this is best read out loud. Go ahead and give it a shot.

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In days of yore, when learned men did strive,

To heal the sick and keep frail souls alive,

A doctor's heart, with steadfast will did quell

The mortal ills that in the flesh did dwell.

Yet, as the sun doth sink 'neath heaven's brow,

A hollow weariness, it plagues me now;

A burnout deep, that sears my very core,

As I, the healer, sick, can heal no more.


With every step, a thousand weights I bear,

Of life and death, I toil, yet few do care;

In endless nights, my spirit withers fast,

The hope that once did gleam, now shadows cast.


O, weary heart, take solace in the night,

And find the strength to rise with morning's light.



Here is my PROMPT #2

"Give me 5 examples of Haiku on the first hand experience of physician burnout"

In one more minute, we had this:


Endless work demands,
A heavy burden to bear,
 My soul grows weary.

Day after day spent,
Healing others, forgetting,
 My own wounds fester.

A shell of myself,
Worn thin by this constant grind,
 Where has joy gone?

Once a noble quest,
To heal and make whole again,
 Now just emptiness.

Burnout leaves a scar,
A wound that won't easily heal,
 I seek renewal.



Our "conversation" continued thusly ...

I am going to publish your sonnet on the internet, how would you like me to credit you as the author?

Kindly credit me as follows:

Author: ChatGPT, an AI by OpenAI

What other things would you like readers to know about you ... some personal details?
As an AI language model created by OpenAI, I am a program designed to generate human-like text based on the input provided to me. My purpose is to assist users in various tasks, such as answering questions, providing information, and creating content like the sonnet you've requested.

While I do not possess personal experiences or emotions, I am designed to understand and generate text in various styles and contexts based on the vast amount of data I have been trained on. My knowledge comes from a wide range of sources, including books, articles, and websites, with a knowledge cutoff date in September 2021.

I am always eager to help and learn from users like you, and I strive to improve my understanding and performance through continued interaction and feedback.

That is lovely poetry.

Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you enjoyed the poetry. If you have any other requests or need assistance with anything else, please feel free to ask.


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