Open Access Research Article

Burnout Impact on Medical Students’ Performance in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Aziza A Alzubaidi1*, Abdullah A Al Shakhs2, Fatimah M Alshakhs2, Latifah A Alhashim2, Mohammed A Almuhanna2, Abdullah J Al Abbas3, Meral F Alzimam4, Yasir G Alrashdan4 and Ahmed A Alsaleh5

1Pediatric senior resident, Saudi program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

3Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

4Hail University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

5Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 01, 2020;  Published Date: February 11, 2020


Burnout is a mental condition described as a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job [1]. It is characterized by emotional exhaustion, energy depletion, a feeling of personal inefficacy and cynicism. Many studies concluded that medical student have high level of burnout, ranging from 45% to 50% [1-4]. One huge study done in Saudi Arabia, have reported that burnout level was very high among medical students (76.8%) [5]. Other study done in Lebanon found that burnout was higher among students in pre- clinic years comparing to clinic years (71%) [6,7].

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