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Burnout Woman-Style

The Female Face of Burnout in Obstetrics and Gynecology

FRONEK, HELANE MD; BRUBAKER, LINDA MD

doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000443
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This summary will address important information on women physicians, focusing on those practicing OG. We will review traits more commonly found in women, societal influences that make women physicians more susceptible to burnout, as well as the unique features of the medical profession that affect women differently. We conclude with a discussion of the shared responsibilities of both individuals and institutions for implementing interventions that will effectively improve women’s resilience, identification of and recovery from burnout.

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Linda Brubaker, MD, University of California San Diego, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, 9500 Gilman Drive MC 0971, La Jolla, CA 92093. E-mail: librubaker@ucsd.edu

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