Many of us no longer recognize the profession we entered.
We are not burned out—we are heartbroken.
This is not what we signed up for.
This is not where we placed our trust.
Folks in the C-suites ought to do 2 mornings of clinic per month or a few weeks of ward time each year.
This would surely be an eye-opening experience (and we could all use the extra hands on deck).
When it comes to fundamentals of patient care, most everything else is secondary.
(from Academic Medicine, Nov issue, pp 1646-8)