Study shows how bad internship is for mental health

Researchers used activity trackers to record sleep, stress and excercise
tired doctor

Researchers say they have the first objective evidence of the heavy toll that a hospital internship can take on a young doctor’s mental health.

In this pilot study, 33 new doctors were asked to wear Fitbit activity trackers around the clock.

On average, they lost two hours and 48 minutes of sleep a week after their internship training began.