Assessing Personal & Professional Challenges for Surgeons


The integration of personal and professional lives appears to pose a substantial challenge for surgeons in the United States, according to results of a cross-sectional study. Among 7,197 participants, 52.5% reported a work-home conflict within the previous 3 months. The following were independently associated with increased risk for work-home conflict:

Hours worked per week.
Having children.
Work location.

Abstract: Archives of Surgery, June 18, 2012 (online).

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