Burn-out is defined in the International Classification of Disease-11 as an “occupational phenomenon” caused by unmanaged, chronic stress. There are three major symptoms: Feeling physically… Read More »Recognizing and Avoiding Burnout in Graduate School
Note: In an emergency, please call 911 or the following: UHS: After-Hours Medical Emergency: 410-955-4331. After-Hours Psychiatric Emergency: 410-955-1892. JHSAP: 443-287-7000, option #1. Prevalence of the… Read More »Peer Health Navigators: A Listening Ear
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The Mental Health Crisis in Medical Education: Sharing Stories, Normalizing Unwellness and Seeking Help
Anxiety, depression and burnout are common among medical students, trainees and physicians. A diverse panel of speakers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discuss their experiences struggling with mental and emotional unwellness and the importance of seeking help.
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know. In biomedical professions, sometimes that fact can be energizing and other times — demoralizing.
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