NEJM Perspective: Kathryn

Dr. David Muller, the dean for medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, shares his experience with losing a fourth-year medical student to suicide in August 2016 and how the ISMMS community responded. Dr. Muller believes a root cause of trainee burnout, depression, and suicide is "a culture of performance and achievement that for most of our students begins in middle school and relentlessly intensifies for the remainder of their adult lives." This editorial is very important reading.

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