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Urol Ann. 2020 Jan-Mar;12(1):9-14. doi: 10.4103/UA.UA_107_19. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Burnout of residents: Overview from various medical institutions - A suggested model for improvement.

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Division of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut - Medical Center, Riad El-Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon.



Burnout is a common issue among residents across the globe. Although several attempts were made to propose better working hours for residents, burnout is still prevalent as depicted by several studies.


The aim of the paper is to review several worldwide studies related to burnout in residents and propose potential suggestions.


The following paper summarizes studies pertinent to burnout in residents from different countries categorized into three main regions: North and South America, Europe, and Middle East. The studies were collected from February 2018 to March 2019.


Numerous studies across the world have revealed high rates of burnout in residents during the last decades.


Various awareness and wellness programs, as well as professional counseling sessions, are proposed to help residents overcome burnout.


Burnout; medical residents; patient care; wellness

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