More than 20 percent end up with depression, more than half suffer from burnout, and in any given year, as many as 11 percent contemplate suicide.
--Pauline Chen, NYT, on post-MCAT risks
The rate of suicidal ideation among medical students in our study (11.2%) is
higher than for individuals of similar age in the general U.S. population (6.9% among 25- to 34-year-olds).
--Liselotte Dyrbye et al., "Burnout and Suicidal Ideation among U.S. Medical Students," Annals of Internal Medicine, on one benchmark group