Doctors: Fight burnout like it’s the plague When I was a med student, the thing I loved most about primary care was continuity of care. I loved feeling like I had a sense of my patients’ lives, of the intimate details of their day to day, of their fears and dreams. I thought that this connectedness was all I needed to have a successful career as a primary care ...

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It's Saturday night at an emergency department (ED) in Boston, MA, and I am faced with a medical student’s dream dilemma: which one of the many interesting cases should I observe? Should I watch trauma surgeons operate on the 17-year-old gunshot victim or work with the ED docs to assess whether a 59-year-old woman is having an acute stroke? That is exactly what I adored about emergency medicine as a ...

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