Distress among matriculating medical students relative to the general population

Academic Article


  • Method: In 2012 all MMSs at six U.S. medical schools were invited to participate in a survey during orientation. The research team surveyed a probability-based sample of U.S. individuals using the same questions in 2011. Individuals from the population sample who completed a four-year college degree and matched within the appropriate age strata (< 30, 31-35, 36-40, > 40) were compared with MMSs. Surveys included demographics and validated instruments to measure burnout; depression symptoms; and mental, emotional, physical, and overall of quality of life (QOL).
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  • Academic Medicine  Journal
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    Author List

  • Brazeau CMLR; Shanafelt T; Durning SJ; Massie FS; Eacker A; Moutier C; Satele DV; Sloan JA; Dyrbye LN
  • Start Page

  • 1520
  • End Page

  • 1525
  • Volume

  • 89
  • Issue

  • 11