How MDs Balance Work and Home Lives
An article published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reviewed 7200 MDs and 900 of their partners and found that there was more burnout and depresssion and more work-home conflicts in MDs working longer hours, are younger, are female, and who hold academic positions at teaching medical centers.
Medical training does support the academic skills of new doctors, but does not support their social, personal, or recreational needs. Several studies on medical students have documented that 11% have contemplated suicide! This is not a good way to teach doctors to be compassionate in their work.