As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, it’s interesting to note that the topic of preventing physician burnout has been around for a long time. In fact, in his 1966 presidential address at the Annual Scientific Meeting, Lowell Henderson, MD, FACAAI offered advice on how to prevent burnout. His message was that practicing allergists need to be scientists and should be continually investigating and asking questions. This, he said, will give freshness and interest to life, keep your intellect active and enrich your profession.
Discussions about burnout and increasing rates of physician suicide are everywhere. If you’re feeling symptoms, you’re not alone – and the College is stepping up to help allergists experiencing burnout.