Guest Post from Fiona Scott, MD-To-Be

“There is immense power in showing love and support to others in our profession. Sometimes it’s the most powerful thing we can do and sometimes it’s the only thing we can do.”
Insightful piece by Fiona Scott, second year medical student.

MyWhiteCoatIsOnFire

So recently I was approached by a medical student asking if she could guest post on my blog about burnout.  I was more than happy to take her up on her offer, and not just because it has been WAY too long since I have blogged and her timing could not have been more perfect.  It’s easy to forget that physicians in training are not in any way immune from burnout and compassion fatigue that affects so many of us out in clinical practice.  Fiona shared with me that she had recently lost a classmate to suicide – something I unfortunately also experienced during my training when one of my fellow medical students killed himself during our first year.  If anything, the pressures and difficulties have only seemed to have grown during the time between my and Fiona’s training.

I welcome Fiona’s piece on her experiences so far during medical…

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