Physician burnout is at its highest level in history. According to a recent study in the American Journal of Medicine, physician-reported burnout increased significantly from 45.5 percent in 2011 to 54.4 percent in 2014. These numbers are also significantly higher than that of the general workforce population. While over half of physicians are experiencing burnout, the typical percentage of those in other workforce sectors experiencing this type of stress remains under 30 percent.
Michael Ferrandino, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, was aware of these statistics and decided to be proactive about his own self-care and wellness.
“I started running four years ago because I was unhappy with my fitness level and the negative impact that could have on my health and wellbeing,” said Ferrandino. “One day, I stepped out the front door and I haven’t stopped running since.”
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