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 To measure the prevalence of burnout among pediatric residents at Karolinska University Hospital (KUH).
 To describe the local drivers of burnout and the protective factors that lead to resilience and workplace engagement.


 Prevalence of burnout among Swedish pediatric residents in this study was 39%, which is lower than reported in the US (50-60%).
 Drivers of burnout were identified across all four domains. They included local features of the learning environment, and many are modifiable.
 Protective factors include perceived control over scheduling, better mental and physical health, lower perceived stress, and being a parent.
 Future work will evaluate interventions designed to modify the drivers of burnout and reinforce the drivers of resilience.

MeSH Keywords

Internship and Residency; Pediatrics; Sweden; Burnout, Professional; Resilience, Psychological


Medical Residents; Stockholm


Medical Education | Pediatrics | Psychological Phenomena and Processes


Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore MD April 24-May 1, 2019.

Burnout and Resilience Among Pediatric Residents in Stockholm, Sweden: Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study



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