#USMLEPassFail: A Brave New Day

By BRYAN CARMODY, MD Well, it happened. Beginning as soon as 2022, USMLE Step 1 scores will be reported pass/fail. I’m shocked. Starting around two weeks ago, I began hearing rumors from some well-connected people that this might happen… but I still didn’t believe it....

Healthcare Has a Moral Injury

By KIM BELLARD The term “moral injury” is a term originally applied to soldiers as a way to help explain PTSD and, more recently, to physicians as a way to help explain physician burnout.  The concept is that moral injury is what can happen to people when...

Burned out on Burnout?

By SANJ KATYAL, MD If you are like most doctors, you are sick of hearing about burnout. I know I am. There is a big debate on whether burnout is real or whether physicians are suffering from something more sinister like moral injury or human rights violations. That...