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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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  • The Tennessee Medical Education Fund (TMEF) will continue the John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership with two courses for 2017-2018: Physician Leadership Immersion Program and Physician Leadership Lab. Our goal is to provide for our physician members, experience and training in the core aptitudes to excel in leadership positions within organized medicine, medical practice and business.

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  • Funded by a grant from The Physicians Foundation, the TMA Leadership College (TMALC) was launched in 2010 as part of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership within organized medicine. This successful program, now in its seventh year, boasts 122 alumni.

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  • The Joy in Medicine (JiM) meeting series is aimed at elevating national awareness and action regarding physician burnout and wellness, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care by reducing physician burnout and enhancing physician wellness.

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  • The Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation will conduct a third Direct Primary Care (DPC) CME conference to add more physicians to the practice model, solidify physician autonomy, and expand training with a third track for growing and maturing existing DPC practices.

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  • The way to bridge the gap between physicians and hospital/healthcare system administration is to get more employed physicians engaged in leadership roles within their organizations. TMA can help facilitate a path to leadership to get doctors more directly involved in projects surrounding quality, efficiency and cost.

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  • Based on the success and lessons learned from the KFMC’s previous leadership project called the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Initiative (KPLI), KFMC would like to fashion a physician leadership project over two years called the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute.

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