Resident Fellow Members are particularly susceptible to stress and burnout given the need to balance academic, clinical, and personal life demands during training. A study using the Maslach burnout inventory ( Martini et Al 2004) revealed a 40% burnout rate for Psychiatry residents.

In a 2015 ACGME survey on burnout the number of residents that responded yes to “felt down, depressed or hopeless” during a two-week period was 24.5% as compared to 15.9% of the general population. As a member of the board I will fully support initiatives that promote balancing work and personal life commitments as part of a wellness model.