Dr. Osahon Enabulele, president of the World Medical Association (WMA), has issued a warning over the rising bullying, harassment, and overwork of junior physicians.
Enabulele said the result was an increase in the physical and mental burnout of the medical professionals in his statements made over the weekend at the first International Junior Doctors Network Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
According to him, the falling amount of mentorship in the medical profession has left most junior doctors disenchanted, with some abandoning the medical profession or exploring alternative career trajectories, a circumstance that has significantly impacted healthcare delivery and health outcomes.”
He reiterated WMA’s commitment to the welfare and professional advancement of younger physicians and asked for further assistance and empowerment of them.
Enabulele discussed improving welfare, career growth, sustainable professional development, and effective communication in addition to revitalizing mentorship platforms.
He gave junior physicians all over the world assurance that the international organization was committed to stopping violence against doctors in the workplace.