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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
Stanford sponsoring new wellness conference
Registration for the first American Conference on Physician Health is now open, to be held in San Francisco October 12-13, 2017. Stanford Medicine is one of the co-sponsors. 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
In the News
Recent Research on Physician Health
- Effect of emergency physician burnout on patient waiting times. De Stefano C, Philippon AL, Krastinova E, Hausfater P, Riou B, Adnet F, Freund Y. Intern Emerg Med. 2017 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28677043
- Physician Burnout: The Hidden Health Care Crisis. Lacy BE, Chan JL. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jun 30. pii: S1542-3565(17)30790-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28669661
- Electronic health record innovations: Helping physicians - One less click at a time. Guo U, Chen L, Mehta PH. HIM J. 2017 Jan 1:1833358316689481. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28671038