The Center has forged collaborations with state, national and peer organizations to drive improvements in physician well-being worldwide. These partnerships create opportunities for Stanford to influence policy and the position of physician and scientist well-being as a focus for key organizational bodies. External collaborations also allow us to benchmark our efforts relative to peer institutions and participate in an exchange of evolving best practices and discoveries.
Physician Wellness Academic Consortium (PWAC)
The Physician Wellness Academic Consortium (PWAC) is a self-funded, national cohort of academically-affiliated medical centers with a collective mission of driving innovative advancement of physician well-being. Using a validated, holistic survey and a growing benchmark database, PWAC facilitates longitudinal program evaluation and natural experiment studies of clinical provider wellness. PWAC Administrative Headquarters is located at the Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD Center. Learn More >
Chief Wellness Officer Course
We offer an innovative and highly interactive one-week workshop for approximately 45 participants who are CWOs or in equivalent executive positions. The course's lectures, activities, and interactions are designed to help participants cultivate expertise in the principles and applications that contribute to physician well-being, drawing from the Well-Being ModelTM and the course faculty's extensive experience. Participants also develop customized strategic plans for their own organizations. This course is eligible for CME and MOC credit. Learn more >
American Medical Association (AMA) and the Mayo Clinic
The Center co-sponsors the American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH), a biennial three-day scientific gathering, with the AMA and the Mayo Clinic. Through a variety of interactive sessions and presentations, attendees learn best practices and tools to improve physician professional fulfillment and reduce burnout. Learn more >