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Is work-life balance for physicians a unicorn?

This discussion is something I’ve tossed around in my head for awhile.  As I have gone back and forth on the topic, I decided to debate myself while I answer the question:

Is work-life balance a real thing?  If so, what is it and can it be achieved, specifically in a demanding field such as medicine that often expects your job to be your life?

In this corner: Cynical Rogue Dad

Of course, it’s a myth.  As a physician, you must immerse yourself and give yourself to medicine in order to be a good doctor.  If your focus shifts from medicine, you will either hurt your patient or hurt your career.

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