Statically speaking cardiologists tend to have a higher rate of burnout than many other doctors. Read about why this is and how to prevent it.


For many residents entering their fellowship training, burnout has become an unfortunate and, sometimes, unavoidable reality. The cardiology specialty presents its own unique challenges apart from those experienced in internal medicine residency – stressors that can leave even the most confident individual needing more time to unwind and regroup. Physicians suffering from burnout are less likely to deliver compassionate care, becoming desensitized to patient care as work-related stress increases. With burnout also comes emotional exhaustion and less feeling of accomplishment, making for a less productive workplace and reduced patient satisfaction, according to a recent post on the Health Affairs Blog.

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