“I would argue, however, that in addition to the common causes of burnout, the exhaustion physicians are contending with should include a spiritual one as well. The distractions physicians face in medicine today minimize meaningful interaction with patients, and other colleagues for that matter. Making a difference in people’s lives validates a physician’s vocation throughout the rigors of medical school, residency training and their career in practice. Did the country doctor of the past see this coming, and what are we to do about it today?”

Our Board Chair and long time volunteer, Dr. Francis Schneck, speaks to the AUA on physician burnout and how he found meaning in medicine again through IVUmed.

To read the full article, click here: https://www.auanet.org/membership/publications-overview/aua-news/all-articles/2022/june-2022/whats-new-in-global-surgery-finding-meaning-in-medicine-international-volunteers-in-urology-and-humanitarian-outreach