Increase in burnout syndrome in medical students during their first month of clinical rotation Incremento de s¡ndrome de burnout en estudiantes de Medicina tras su primer mes de rotaci¢n cl¡nica uri icon


  • © 2018 Elsevier España, S.L.U.Introduction: It has been demonstrated that the development of burnout in physicians begins during their academic training and it can affect their personal life. Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout in medical students at the beginning, and after one month of clinical rotation. Materials and methods: We evaluated students at the beginning of surgical clinical rotation and one month after using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey. The prevalence and differences between the 2 measurements were calculated. Results: Twenty-one (12.3%) students showed symptoms of severity at the beginning, and 34 (19.8%) after the first month (P =.059). After eliminating the personal accomplishment scale, 54 (31.6%) and 76 (44.2%) students had severity of symptoms in the rest of the dimensions at the beginning and after one month, respectively (P =.016). Conclusion: Medical students showed an increase in the presence of severe burnout, as well as emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation after one month of clinical rotation.

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  • November 1, 2019