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Med Educ. 2020 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/medu.14159. [Epub ahead of print]

What makes resident trainees satisfied with their jobs?

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Lions Gate Hospital, Division of Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia, 340-138 East 13th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7L0E5.


In this issue of Medical Education, Dr. Lennon and colleagues explore factors affecting professional satisfaction among a large cohort of medical trainees in Australia1 . This article contributes to a growing body of research on physician wellness, a worthwhile endeavour considering the high prevalence of burnout amongst practicing physicians2 . Burnout is associated with low job satisfaction3 and affects both self-reported measures of health care professionals' well-being and human performance which can lead to medical errors and thus impact patient care4 . Residency training is a finite time period in a physician's journey towards clinical practice. Improving job satisfaction among trainees will hopefully enhance their resiliency and coping mechanisms when they ultimately face the challenges of clinical practice.


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