May 8, 2012
Preface: The following article appeared in the April 28, 2012 physicianspractice.com. The interview features comments Walker Ray, MD, VP of the Physicians Foundation. The yellow highlights results of the survey and Doctor Walker's comments.
Young physicians are losing out on the excitement and optimism that the first few years of medical practice typically holds.
“My only surprise is that these physicians show the pessimism, and the disaffection, and the angst so soon in their careers,” pediatrician Walker Ray, vice president of The Physicians Foundation, told Physicians Practice. “When a physician finishes training …there’s an exhilaration, there’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment that finally all of this work, and travail, and difficulty is behind you.”