Prioritizing personal well-being during vascular surgery training.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Burnout among vascular surgery trainees is a significant problem and needs to be addressed at the level of the individual, training program duties, and at each institution. The clinical challenges and patient-oriented care required of a vascular surgeon generate a level of stress that requires its recognition and development of coping methods to promote well-being and personal happiness. There are ways to minimize burnout during surgical training, including acknowledgment of its symptoms, mentorship, self-care, and access to resources for stress reduction. Crucial factors in maintaining a positive outlook and a sense of meaningful work are faculty entrustability, receptive leadership, celebrating small victories, and recognition that resiliency is a skill that can be learned. Successful vascular surgeon training is a mission that requires everyone involved to actively promote well-being behavior and a supportive work environment. With appropriate implementation of these practices, our training programs can cultivate surgeons who are competent, compassionate, and committed to advancing vascular care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Audu, CO; Coleman, DM

Published Date

  • 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 26

PubMed ID

  • 31540652

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4518

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2019.01.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States