The Survey Process

The WellMD & WellPhD Center regularly seeks to empower all of Stanford Medicine to address areas of opportunity revealed in the results of the Stanford Doctor Survey™. The survey is a key part of our strategy to improve on the three components of the Stanford Model of Professional FulfillmentTM: Culture of Wellness, Efficiency of Practice, and Personal Resilience.

After presenting organization-wide results to the Dean, we provide department- and division-level reports from the survey to each leader. We schedule individual meetings to help Department Chairs understand their department-specific reports and reflect on their unique work unit. 

We also provide division-specific reports to the Chairs of large departments. The Chairs often include their Well-Being Directors and Physician Improvement Leaders in these initial discussions, making the report a trigger for a broader dialogue within the work unit of the team’s current situation and needs. 

Department Well-Being Directors (DWBDs) play an essential role in this process. Commissioned by their Department Chair and trained and mentored by the Center, Well-Being Directors help advance physician well-being and direct efforts in their department. They present survey results at departmental faculty meetings, help local units identify their highest priorities and galvanize the group toward action.

Frequently Asked Questions



Taking the Survey



Survey Permissions