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Canadian medical residents report pervasive harassment, crushing workloads

from CMAJ News

Canadian medical residents are working under immense pressure and face pervasive abuse on the job, according to a national survey by Resident Doctors of Canada. Most trainees said they would give up some professional freedom for better benefits, and nearly one in five regret their choice of career. "Our survey uncovered myriad challenges facing resident doctors, including intimidation and harassment, presenteeism, burnout and depression," according to survey team co-chair Dr. Melanie Bechard. Of the 10,091 residents invited to participate by email, 833 completed the survey for a response rate of 8.3 per cent. more

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