Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is the author of What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Effect the Practice of Medicine. She is an associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and has cared for patients at New York’s Bellevue Hospital for more than two decades. Her previous books include Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue, Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine, and Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients. Ofri is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Well blog as well as the New York Times’ “Science Times” section and the New England Journal of Medicine. Her writings have appeared in Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing.
We all know medicine has become a frustrating profession. But surveys show that a younger generation of doctors are more resilient to burnout