40% of doctors surveyed in 2019 Medscape report said that they feel long-term, unresolvable job stress — Don’t call it ‘burnout’

In 2018, a medical student and a resident at NYU medical school killed themselves within just five days of each other, following suicides by a another medical student, a resident and a physician. All of these suicidal victims were affiliated with Mount Sinai, between 2016 and 2018. 

"I always jokingly tell patients who see me looking at my screen more than them, 'Welp, I'm just a well-trained monkey that clicks buttons,' " says Hawkins Mecham about the computer work. "I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on my education, and I'm reduced to clicking buttons and staring at computer screens for hours on end." As a medical student, Hawkins Mecham attempted suicide in 2014.