Doctors who take care of themselves:
Are better role models for their patients.
Are better role models for their children.
Have higher patient satisfaction and safety scores.
Experience less stress and burnout.
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New Well-Being Directors Council
The WellMD Center has created an academic department Well-Being Director's Council to expand wellness awareness, disseminate program information, and encourage and support departmental unique interventions. More
American Conference on Physician Health
The first American Conference on Physician Health was sponsored by Stanford, the AMA and the Mayo Clinic in San Francisco October 12-13, 2017. With 425 attendees, it was sold out. Two new annual awards for physician well-being were inaugurated. More
New WellMD Center Director Announced
In a first for an academic medical center, Dr. Tait Shanafelt from the Mayo Clinic will become Stanford Medicine's inaugural Chief Wellness Officer as well as the new Director of our WellMD Center. More
WellMD Status Report Released
The WellMD Center has released a 2017 status report outlining accomplishments, collaborations, impact and goals. More
Physician Wellness Survey Results are in
The results of our recent Physician Wellness Survey are in. Individual Medical Staff members will receive a results report shortly from Dean Minor, and WellMD Center staff will be sharing cumulative department findings with each Department Chair. More
2016 Physician Wellness Survey Underway
The 2016 Physician Wellness Survey is open this month as a follow-up to our 2013 survey. New areas of focus include work flow interventions, and there is a department incentive for participation. More
Wellness Center Becomes a Reality
The Stanford Center for Wellness and Professional Fulfillment has become a reality, with 5 year funding, an active staff, and projects forthcoming. More
Recent Research on Physician Health
Wolfe RE, Sanchez LD. Effect of emergency physician burnout on patient waiting times. Intern Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29532305
Simpkin AL, Khan A, West DC, Garcia BM, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Landrigan CP. Stress From Uncertainty and Resilience among Depressed and Burned Out Residents: a Cross-Sectional Study. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29524616
West CP, Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD. Physician Burnout: Contributors, Consequences, and Solutions. J Intern Med. 2018 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29505159
Reuben DB, Sinsky CA. From Transactional Tasks to Personalized Care: A New Vision of Physicians' Roles. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Mar;16(2):168-169. PMID: 29531111