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Burnout Syndrome in an Undeveloped Country: Ten Years for a Lifetime

Published:February 18, 2023DOI:
      We read the educational perspective of Morcos et al. (
      • Morcos G
      • Awan OA
      Burnout in medical school: a medical student's perspective.
      ) where the authors show the student's perspective on burnout syndrome (BS), presenting possible causes and proposing a holistic approach to the trainees’ well-being. BS is a global issue, and the financial stressors in the U.S. differ from those in an underdeveloped country like Colombia.
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