As a resident, you can expect approximately 40-60 hours per week. There is no call, no nights, no weekends, or holiday clinic.

In a 2015 study by the Mayo Clinic, it found that Occupational Medicine and Preventive Medicine have the lowest burnout and the highest satisfaction with work-life balance.

“Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance in Physicians and the General US Working Population Between 2011 and 2014.” Mayo Clinic proceedings 2015; 90(12): 1600-1613

“Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance among US physicians relative to the general US population.”Archives of Internal Medicine 2012; 172(18):1377-1385