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Losing Sleep

Medical residents’ difficulties could be dangerous for patients.

Fall 2005
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76
Percentage of medical residents, in a small 2002 survey, who met the criteria for burnout, including increased callousness toward patients and overall emotional exhaustion

53
Percentage of burned-out residents who admitted providing less than optimal patient care

69
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

82.4
Percentage of U.S. medical school graduates who report having been publicly humiliated at least once during training

23.4
Percentage who say they were required to perform personal services, such as grocery shopping and babysitting, for faculty or hospital staff

100,000
Median debt, in dollars, of graduates of public medical schools

500
Percent increase in that amount over the past 20 years

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