Putting on the mask of professionalism causes burnout
In medical school, we are not just taught the scientific information that doctors should know, we are also taught how doctors should look and behave.
I remember being shown a video on “professionalism” during our first day of orientation. It was meant to be humorous, demonstrating more extreme examples of dress code and behavioral violations.
Medical students walk into exam rooms with their bra straps hanging out.
Smacking on gum and blowing bubbles …