The demands of medical school — long hours, peer activities and a limited personal life — put students at risk of burnout long before they get into a residency and practice as a physician. Medical students are more likely to suffer from burnout during training than college graduates in non-medicine-related programs, according to one study. Fifty percent of medical students experience burnout, according to another. As a result, physicians-to-be are looking for ways to build resiliency — skills that will help them overcome the physical and psychological effects of burnout.
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