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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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
NEW STANFORD WELLNESS CENTER APPROVED
Agreeing with recommendations from a task force, Dean Minor has approved creation of an innovative physician wellness center, and has provided supportive funding. More
Stanford cited in AMA Steps Forward program
A new national AMA education module addressing physician burnout prevention details Stanford's programs as an example of forward-thinking (see link page 14). More
Peer support program expands
Our peer support program for medical staff and house staff has now expanded to include all difficult clinical situations including litigation. The process can be activated with our new dedicated phone number and email address. More
Change in committee chair
Dr. Bryan Bohman, founder of the Stanford Committee for Professional Satisfaction and Support, is stepping down at chair but will remain on the committee. Our new chair is Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins. More
New Health for Healers Research Group
Physician Health Expert Visits
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Recent Research on Physician Health
DiAngi YT, Lee TC, Sinsky CA, Bohman BD, Sharp CD. Novel Metrics for Improving Professional Fulfillment. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 10 October 2017] abstract
Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Werner L, Sood A, Satele D, Wolanskyj AP. The Impact of a Required Longitudinal Stress Management and Resilience Training Course for First-Year Medical Students. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28861707
Gidwani R, Nguyen C, Kofoed A, Carragee C, Rydel T, Nelligan I, Sattler A, Mahoney M, Lin S. Impact of Scribes on Physician Satisfaction, Patient Satisfaction, and Charting Efficiency: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Fam Med. 2017 Sep;15(5):427-433. PMID: 28893812
Linzer M, Sinsky C, Poplau S, Brown R, Williams E and the Healthy Work Place Investigators. Joy In Medical Practice: Clinician Satisfaction In The Healthy Work Place Trial. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Oct 1;36(10):1808-1814. PMID: 28971927
Shanafelt T, Goh J, Sinsky C. The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28973070