Activity ID



September 28, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



$0 - $22
CME Provider

Massachusetts Medical Society


Physician “burnout” is an epidemic in the US. Physician’s face obstacles, such as meeting regulatory and legislative demands, understanding health insurance plans and policies, non-compliant patients, and more, on a daily basis that impact their wellness and personal life, which can often lead to “burnout”. More than half of US physicians have measurable symptoms of burnout – emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced perception of personal accomplishment. The rates have soared in recent year, and it’s worse for physicians in many specialties, particularly internal medicine, critical care, and emergency and family medicine Physician’s and their staff need to be able to identify factors that add stress, understand existing resources to utilize, and delegate time to address these obstacles. Physicians also need to realize their mental and physical well-being is crucial in order to provide quality care to their patients. These needs are caused by competence and performance gaps.

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Educational Objectives

Identify the three primary components of professional burnout
Name the four levels of stresses that drive physician burnout
Describe three strategies for addressing the workplace drivers of burnout
Understand the process of physician coaching and how it supports successful self-determined change


Physician well-being, Physician Burnout, Physician Health, Physician Wellness, Stress


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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