Death of a Resident #364

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Trigger Warning: If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself, please call 988 or text the word TALK to 741741 Crisis Helpline which are open 24/7. 

In this episode, we discuss the unfortunate passing of Dr. Nakita Mortimer, the effects of residency on mental health, and so much more. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

[04:00] Dr. Nakita Mortimer’s unfortunate passing 

[06:56] The effects of residency on mental health 

[10:53] Dr. Nii’s mental health journey during residency 

[19:55] Dr. Renee’s mental health journey during residency

[30:52] Why is this important? 

[42:18] What Dr. Renee would say to their kids if they decided they wanted to be a doctor 

[44:21] Dr. Nii’s first experience with applying to med school 

[45:45] How the pursuit of becoming a doctor affects those in pre-med and beyond 

[48:44] Why so many doctors avoid seeking help 

[53:07] Dr. Nii’s second and third year as a resident in the ICU 

[1:01:09] How medical programs can do better when it comes to prioritizing mental health

[1:04:58] A message to the pre-meds and residents from Dr. Nii and Dr. Renee 

[1:10:44] The signout segment: Shannon Sharpe leaving FS1 + Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition) by Teedra Moses


Links Mentioned:

Residency Program Factors Associated With Depressive Symptoms in Internal Medicine Interns: A Prospective Cohort Study 

Study: Prevalence of Depression, Depressive Symptoms, and Suicidal Ideation Among Medical Students (2016) 

Medscape Survey Phsician Suicide Report 2023

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