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  1. I am admittedly a hopeless perfectionist - which I understand is my own hang up. Nevertheless this manifests in constantly looking things up and researching and learning throughout my work day above what is feasible in a 9 hour day. This means I go home exhausted with 8-12 unfinished notes, only to do it all again the next day. I agonize over anything I am not confident on or “get wrong” and carry it with me for the rest of the day. Reviewing labs, following up on messages, answering curb sides from the clinical staff takes me 10 times as long as the other providers because I research everything I don’t know. I am SO burnt out and I can’t imagine spending one minute on CME or learning more outside of work which makes me feel like a huge failure. Because I KNOW I don’t know enough and I’m terrified of being responsible for poor patient outcomes and inadvertently hurting someone
  2. New grad here - I am convinced every PA I talked to before PA school painted a false picture of what it would be like. I am 6 months into FM and find myself trying to plan an exit strategy from medicine entirely. PA school was hard, but I put my head down and learned everything I could and was in the top of my class. I loved most of my rotations and didn’t see this feeling coming at all. I am not just struggling but completely miserable. I don’t really know what to do from here.
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