“Work–life balance” in medicine: has it resulted in better patient care?


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VOLUME 116, ISSUE 6, P1466-1467


Robert William Rebar, M.D. 


I graduated from medical school more than 49 years ago and, by standard measures, had a successful academic career, serving variously as the director of residency and fellowship programs, Division Head, Department Chair at two institutions, and Executive Director of a major medical society. I have been the Principal Investigator for National Institutes of Health grants, published numerous scientific and clinical articles, and spoken to medical groups around the world. I look back at my career with satisfaction; however, I now recognize that I sacrificed “work–life balance” for my career.

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