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Medicine's culture forces us to ignore our health

"Physicians are steeped in a noxious culture that seems to be averse to creating healthy physicians. We ignore mountains of evidence that show exercise, sleep, and healthy eating is beneficial…
September 6, 2020

Medicine's culture forces us to ignore our health

“Physicians are steeped in a noxious culture that seems to be averse to creating healthy physicians. We ignore mountains of evidence that show exercise, sleep, and healthy eating is beneficial for cognitive function, learning, and performance — all aspects that physicians should optimize. But the current medical training system pushes physicians, residents, and students to the brink of their physical, emotional, and mental capabilities and leaves little room for much else other than work. The culture of medicine forces us to ignore our health. I’ve done it too, but it’s time to focus more on our health, not just patients’.”

Vybhav Jetty is a cardiology fellow.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “The culture of medicine forces us to ignore our health.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/08/the-culture-of-medicine-forces-us-to-ignore-our-health.html)

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