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.
Use this Web site to find what works for you.
Impact of physician burnout
Stanford researchers were instrumental in a study showing a correlation with physician burnout, fatigue, work unit safety and medical errors. More
Chief Wellness Officer Course
Last week Stanford provided the first course focused on training upcoming Chief Wellness Officers for medical organizations. More
National EHR Symposium
Stanford convened the first National EHR Symposium to address concerns of clinicians, regulatory bodies, insurance companies, and data researchers. More
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