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.

Live longer.

Use this Web site to find what works for you.


New Well-Being Directors Council

February, 2018
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

October, 2017
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

June, 2017
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

May, 2017
The WellMD Center has released a 2017 status report outlining accomplishments, collaborations, impact and goals. More

Physician Wellness Survey Results are in

February, 2017
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

October, 2016
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

April, 2016
The Stanford Center for Wellness and Professional Fulfillment has become a reality, with 5 year funding, an active staff, and projects forthcoming.  More




A variety of free immediate and longer term resources are available for physicians, their partners and children.



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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