January 2023

1/5/2023 | BY John W. Stelzer, MD and Amy Steele, MD

5 Tips for Work-Life “Balance” in Residency

Work-life balance is an increasingly discussed concept, yet challenging to master as an orthopaedic surgeon, let alone a resident in training. The idea of work-life balance is misleading, as work and life should not be in opposition to each other and are rarely in proper balance. Work-life harmony, integration, or management may be better ways to define their relationship correctly. With this in mind, several principles have been helpful in our lives to maximize happiness and minimize burnout throughout residency.