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  • This project aims to train physicians identified by peers as Opinion Leaders (well-liked and influential physicians). These Opinion Leaders will then drive engagement in activities designed to create an organizational culture of wellness (e.g. appreciation, values alignment, and peer support) in which physicians extend to themselves and their colleagues the same natural compassion that they show to their patients.

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  • The Joy of Medicine program is a multilateral approach to physician well-being through building personal resilience, connecting with colleagues, and collaborating with physician leaders of medical groups and well-being committees to foster a culture of wellness in the local physician community.

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  • Mount Sinai Medical Center will leverage its institutional commitment to physician trainee wellness by piloting a parallel program for attending level physicians. The Physician Wellness Program (PWP) will be a structured, physician-led, and practice-oriented program for practicing physicians.

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  • The Travis County Medical Society Foundation will collaborate with other medical societies to develop a manual on how to create a Physician Wellness Program (PWP). In addition to a toolkit, the manual will include research and background supporting the need for such a program.

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  • The Family Health Center of Worcester will develop, implement, and pilot an innovative model for a comprehensive physician wellness program. Program objectives are to improve physicians’ self-ratings of their overall state of wellbeing and resilience, decrease physicians’ assessment of their degree of burnout, and improve physicians’ ratings of the organizational culture of wellbeing.

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  • The Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation’s (WCMS) Healthy Healer Program's primary goal is to create a culture in the house of medicine that openly supports providers who seek help for burnout and psychological distress, instead of stigmatizing and punishing them.

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  • The Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation will address physician burnout by offering mentoring around the topic of physician wellness, taking the mentorship one step farther. As content matter experts, we feel we have the unique skill set to train mentors to work with mentees in a way which supports the mentee and results in learning for both parties on topics pertaining to wellness.

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  • Stanford Medicine, Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association all recognize the importance of addressing the issue of physician burnout, and have been working together in recent years on a number of initiatives to curtail its increase. This two-day conference will take place on September 28-29 in San Francisco, California at the Palace hotel. The theme of the first ACPH is “Creating an Organizational Foundation to Achieve Joy in Medicine”.

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  • Over half of U.S. physicians are experiencing burnout,characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased sense of personal accomplishment from work. Physicians at the front lines of care are at highest risk of burnout and burnout is more prevalent among physicians than U.S. workers in other fields. Not only are primary care physicians (PCP) at particularly high risk, so are mid-career physicians. We aim to test whether a professional coaching intervention leads to measurable improvements in well-being, job satisfaction, and fulfillment in mid-career PCPs.

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  • The mission of MGH involves improving the health and well-being of our communities, but our physicians cannot do so if burned out and unfulfilled in their chosen profession.  In 2012, the MGH Department of Medicine Internal Medicine (IM) Residency launched an innovative program to support their residents in a new way through positive psychology coaching.  The MGH Professional Development Coaching Program (PDCP) links a resident with a faculty coach such that their career interests are mismatched to create a safe space for reflection and growth. 

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