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Can Fam Physician. 1993 Jul; 39: 1576–1580.
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Stress and residents' lifestyle. Survey of family medicine residents at McGill University.


To study the effects of training on quality of life and work satisfaction, we distributed questionnaires to all McGill family medicine residents. Residents lacked leisure time and were concerned that the heavy workload would affect subsequent quality of care. However, they adapted well to the stress of training. A spouse or partner was an important source of support.

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