Physician Burnout Essays

The Note

Addressed to Dr. Lynes, The Note sat menacingly in my inbox like a distress signal ominously blinking on a battered ocean coast. The note was in the form of a postcard, the border delicately decorated with flowers, the writing neatly filling the page. “You are a devious character… the note went on to explain.”

I am a physician, practicing a noble profession of merit. In The Note, I detail the last days of my medical practice. This profession is in many ways broken. Let us fix and repair what is obviously a broken jewel.


The room was cold and dark as I entered my office that last day. My diploma shone as a damaged image as I pondered the tragic plan. . . .
In The Last Day I chronicle my last day of medical practice and the reasons for my departure from the noble profession of medicine.