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Simpkin AL, Chang Y, Yu L, Campbell EG, Armstrong K, Walensky RP. Assessment of Job Satisfaction and Feeling Valued in Academic Medicine. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):992–994. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0377
Mounting evidence suggests that faculty in medicine are increasingly unhappy, dissatisfied, and burned out.1 Although purported to be a national crisis, the actual understanding of the origins, consequences, and effective approaches to prevent and treat burnout remains limited.2,3 Academic medical centers have a tripartite mission to provide high-quality clinical care, to advance knowledge through research, and to train the next generation of health care professionals, each in the context of increased financial pressures and administrative burdens.4 Comprehending what factors are associated with satisfaction at work in academic health care centers is an important step toward addressing faculty burnout.
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