In the emergency room today, everyone is suffering. Many emergency medicine physicians are struggling to provide quality care amid staffing shortages, increased pressure to meet productivity metrics, and frustrated patients battling prolonged wait times. Their situation is compounded by a sense that they have been abandoned by hospital leadership, leading to increasing levels of physician burnout and attrition.
Medical students have picked up on the chaos within the emergency medicine physician community — and it’s making them less interested in entering our specialty.
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Author: Christian Rose and Adaira I. Landry and Kaitlin M. Bowers
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