Association of clinical specialty with symptoms of burnout and career choice regret among US resident physicians.
Physician burnout threatens the well-being and sustainability of the health care workforce. This large prospective cohort study found that 45% of resident physicians experienced burnout. Higher burnout rates were detected in urology, general surgery, emergency medicine, and neurology. Those who were burned out were more likely to regret their decision to become a physician. An Annual Perspective explored how burnout impacts patient safety.