Race, Ethnicity, and Medical Student Well-Being in the United States

Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the following study explores differences in the prevalence of burnout, depressive symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) among minority and nonminority medical students as well as the role race/ethnicity plays in students’ experiences. Nearly half of students reported burnout (47%) and depressive symptoms (49%). Minority students were more likely to report that their race/ethnicity had adversely affected their medical school experience and cited racial discrimination, racial prejudice, feelings of isolation, and different cultural expectations as causes.

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