Female physicians burning out for same reasons as male counterparts
LETTER — Posted July 11, 2005
Regarding "Women found more likely to burn out from practice stress" (Article, June 13): You silly people, the reason that women are burning out from practice stress is the same reason that men are burning out from practice stress. Our ability to practice medicine is being taken away from us as doctors.
Do not waste your time on studies such as the MEMO project, cited in the article. Use your mind, go back a bunch of years and remember what it was like to practice medicine and compare that with what it's like now. We are losing that ability extremely quickly.
Thomas S. Ryscavage, MD, York, Pa.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/07/11/edlt0711.htm.