Comparison of Job Burnout among Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics Residents at the First year of residency program

1Hamed Basir Ghafouri, Seyedamir Tabibzadeh Dezfoouli, Niloofar Abazarian, Seyed Mohammadreza Mirkarimi, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Mahdi Rezai


Introduction: Considering the importance of the burnout and its consequences, and the lack of studies on the prevalence of burnout among medical residents in our country, a study was conducted to investigate and compare burnout among emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine, Gynecology and pediatric residents. Methods: This study was carried out using an observational-analytical manner in three universities of medical sciences. Maslach burnout inventory questionnaire was used to assess the medical residents at the beginning and the end of the first year of residency. The demographic information including age, gender, and marital status were also asked. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 22. Results: The burn out was shown to increase significantly among emergency medicine residents (P = 0.015), surgery (P = 0.043) and pediatrics (P = 0.021) at the end of the first year of their residency program. However, there was not a meaningful difference between burnout scores at the beginning and the end of the firstyear in internal medicine (P = 0.643) and gynecology (P = 0.849) residents. There was also a significant difference between the scores of burnout between different academic residents (P = 0.036). Emergency medicine, surgery and pediatric residents had higher burnout rates. Conclusion: Burn out is common in emergency Medicine, surgery, pediatrics internal medicine, and gynecology residents, but vary according to the field of their study.


Burnout, Residency, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics.

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