Nearly half of America’s physicians feel completely wiped out from their high pressure jobs, to the point where one in seven has reported suicidal ideations. Such were the grim findings from Medscape’s annual report on burnout, depression, and suicide risk among doctors across the country, which the online resource for medical professionals released earlier this month.
Only one set of doctors in the study seemed pretty happy about their jobs: plastic surgeons.
The Daily Beast reached out to plastic surgeons across the country to figure out why they appear to be happier than their counterparts. Their answers offered a glimpse into how the doctor burnout crisis could be tackled, and broke many misperceptions the public might have about plastic surgeons.