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    Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016

    Dermatologists have consistently enjoyed a rank of last or near last among medical specialties in regard to burnout. But a recent study1 by researchers at the Mayo Clinic and American Medical Association suggests that something has changed and dermatologists might not be as immune to burnout as they used to be.  According to the study’s author, Tait Shanafelt, M.D., between 2011 and 2014, dermatologists had the largest increase in burnout of any specialty (from 32% to 57%), and they dropped from the second most favorable score to seventh in satisfaction with work-life balance.

     

    Doctors, you need a day off! This Labor Day, take the time to recharge. We’ve listed several ideas to help you clear your mind before you go back to the office on Tuesday.

    Ben Schwartz
    Ben Schwartz is Associate Editor, Contemporary OB/GYN.

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