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Increasing rates of physician burnout are reported across many medical specialties, including Pathology. In 2014, 52.5% of pathologists experienced symptoms of burnout compared to 37.6% in 2011. Suicide and depression rates in physicians are also higher than the average population. As a result, the ACGME began a campaign, in 2015, to foster resident wellness. The campaign calls for strategies to develop resiliency, identify problems, and promote well-being. While wellness initiatives may not change underlying mental illness, they may mitigate environmental factors that can exacerbate mental illness or suicidal behavior. Here we report results from a recently implemented resident wellness initiative (WI).
Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Pathology
Collura, MD, PhD, Kaitlin; Nagurney, MD, Michelle; and Chan, MD, Joanna, "Wellness Initiative Program and Effect on Pathology Resident Burnout Rate" (2019). Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology Posters. 19.