Burnout in UK Medical Students – The Extent of the Problem

Burnout in UK Medical Students – The Extent of the Problem

My social media streams have recently been increasingly inundated with articles, speeches and documentaries regarding the issue of ‘burnout.’ Despite being increasingly well-informed on the prevalence and extent of the issue, my close peers and I have found it hard to clearly understand the concept of a ‘burnt-out’ state; and if we cannot wholly comprehend what it is, how can we expect to recognise it in ourselves?

Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education Winner: Adeel Ashfaq

Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education Winner: Adeel Ashfaq

Adeel has a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a master’s degree in Public Health and is now pursuing a career in Medicine. As a director of the UC Haiti Initiative, he has helped develop a specialised rheumatology clinic in Haiti, and is currently working towards increasing surgical capacity and training in the same area.

Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education Runner Up: Stephanie DeBolle

Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education Runner Up: Stephanie DeBolle

Stephanie is an aspiring orthopaedic surgeon currently pursuing an MBA at Cambridge University. During her second year at medical school she was elected the Outreach Co-ordinator for her University’s surgical interest group and through this role helped to develop a Surgical Olympics Programme in order to provide students with CV building and networking opportunities to help with job applications.

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