Overcoming Burnout with Trauma Surgeon Dr. Brittney Culp

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Quote: “If you’re not honest with yourself, you’re not working on the right problem.” Dr. Brittney Culp, Trauma Surgeon 

Episode 32: Overcoming Burnout with Trauma Surgeon Dr. Brittney Culp 

In this episode of The Brave Enough Show, your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt talks with trauma surgeon Dr. Brittney Culp. Dr. Culp describes her own story of burning out in medicine, what steps she took to find joy again in her job, and how she used connecting with other women social media to overcome a dark time in her life.  

Dr. Shillcutt and Dr. Culp get real and talk:  

  • Signs and symptoms of burnout 

  • Getting help for depression 

  • Helping others while struggling ourselves 

  • Connecting through social media 

Grab a cup of coffee & Enjoy!  


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Dr. Brittney Culp is a trauma/acute care surgeon at two level 2 trauma centers in the DFW Metroplex. She went to Texas Tech University where she graduated in 2 years with a General Studies degree. She received her MD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. She also spent a year doing private practice, elective general surgery in Salt Lake City. 

 She has a toddler, four dogs, and a husband who is one of her partners at work (he is also a trauma/acute care surgeon). She loves working out, has a serious sweet tooth, and is a major sports fan. She is passionate about physician burnout/depression after having been through it herself and she also is excited about empowering and building community with other female physicians. She also blogs at DoctorEnough.com

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