Stress in a graduate medical degree

Gisele M L Mouret
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04652.x
Published online: 1 July 2002

Medical courses are inherently stressful because of the nature of the course, the workload and, for some students, financial issues. These stressors can lead to impaired judgement, reduced concentration and self-esteem, and increased anxiety, manifesting in turn in depression and even suicide.

  • Gisele M L Mouret

  • Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW.



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