Activity ID



August 30, 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

Describe physician wellness and burnout and why working toward the first and avoiding the latter are crucial and urgent for you and your colleagues
Identify critical factors and predictors for physician wellness and common obstacles to improving one's approaches to work and life challenges
Describe various strategies that work to replenish your internal resources and help you handle the challenges of medical practice
Employ one practice that can improve your day immediately or enable you to respond more calmly and wisely when you most need it


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

Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

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

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