It does not take much research to find out how difficult a job medicine can be. Articles on Medscape, Doximity, and KevinMD frequently discuss the stress that doctors go through taking care of a multitude of sick patients and facing countless difficult decisions on a daily basis.
In addition, physicians are often at the whim of frequent administrative policy changes and yet, in order to remain within best practice guidelines, are expected to adhere. Hospital administrators constantly push physicians to produce as many relative value units (RVUs) as possible or face salary cuts.
Finally, many of these stresses leave out the very human and personal issues doctors may be going through in their own lives, such as familial or personal emotional anxieties.