Get Equipped for Advancing Well-Being at Your Organization

As part of the WellMD & WellPhD Center's goal to create transformative collaborations with other healthcare organizations, we provide educational opportunities to the medical professional community. 

Our Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) Course is a one-week immersion course and year-long alumni community for approximately 50 physician well-being leaders who are CWOs or in equivalent executive positions. Drawing from the Stanford Model of Professional FulfillmentTM and the course faculty's extensive experience, 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. This course is eligible for CME credit.  Learn more >

The Physician Well-Being Directors Course is a virtual program designed to equip physicians and physician-collaborators leading organization- and department-wide efforts at healthcare centers with fewer than 250 physicians. The goal of the course is to help Chiefs, Chairs, structural line leaders, medical directors, wellness committee leaders, quality improvement leaders, program improvement leaders, residency program directors and others to be the agents of change at their organizations. Learn more >

The WellMD & WellPhD Center co-sponsors the American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH), a biennial three-day scientific conference, through a collaboration with the American Medical Association (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 >

How We Measure Well-Being

The WellMD & WellPhD Center uses a range of instruments that assess well-being and professional fulfillment at the organizational and departmental level. These resources are available to use with permission.


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Physician Wellness Academic Consortium

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.

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Progress at Stanford

Learn about ongoing initiatives related to physician and scientist well-being at Stanford as the WellMD & WellPhD team works to catalyze action and shape the organizational conversation.

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