Medical residents’ difficulties could be dangerous for patients.
Percentage of medical residents, in a small 2002 survey, who met the criteria for burnout, including increased callousness toward patients and overall emotional exhaustion
Percentage of burned-out residents who admitted providing less than optimal patient care
Percentage of residents of one U.S. medical school who, in a 2001 survey, admitted to the possibility of dozing off while filling out charts
Percentage of U.S. medical school graduates who report having been publicly humiliated at least once during training
Percentage who say they were required to perform personal services, such as grocery shopping and babysitting, for faculty or hospital staff
Median debt, in dollars, of graduates of public medical schools
Percent increase in that amount over the past 20 years