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Stunned resident syndrome

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 26 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6436
  1. Ami Schattner, Department of Medicine, Kaplan Medical Centre, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
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Burnout among first year internal medicine residents is common and well known. It can lead to suboptimal patient care, errors, poor quality of life, and depression. Data on burnout in the first weeks of residency as compared with the remainder of the first year have not been published.

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