Opinion: Listen: A resident physician on the Covid-stoked fire that burned him out

Resident physician Sudhakar Nuti was almost too burnt out to write about burnout. He spent months summoning the energy to start his recent First Opinion essay on how the pandemic has aggravated the already dire mental health situation for many medical trainees around the country, including himself. “I feel like I’ve gone from doctor to debris,” he wrote.

This week, Nuti joins the “First Opinion Podcast” to discuss how burnout happens during residency, how the pandemic threw gasoline on that fire, and how medicine might address its systemic problems with systemic solutions.

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