Dermatologists have consistently enjoyed a rank of last or near last among medical specialties in regard to burnout. But a recent study[1] by researchers at the Mayo Clinic and American Medical Association suggests that something has changed and dermatologists might not be as immune to burnout as they used to be.  According to the study’s author, Tait Shanafelt, M.D., between 2011 and 2014, dermatologists had the largest increase in burnout of any specialty (from 32% to 57%), and they dropped from the second most favorable score to seventh in satisfaction with work-life balance.

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