Physician Wellbeing

The ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) recently posted a major change to Common Program Requirements Section VI. There is a particular focus on resident and faculty wellbeing, the effective date is July 1, 2017. 

We have a 4.5-hour online course to help Institutions and Residency programs to improve health and wellbeing. Section VI requirements are met with strategies for physicians (residents) to:

  • Build healthy resilience
  • Manage chronic stress
  • Prevent burnout
  • Practice mindfulness as it relates to the learning and working environment

Designated Institutional Officials, Residency Directors and other leaders, can add a set of standard reports to measure progress for their units and teams. We can also create custom reports for each institution.

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Course Outline

Core content and training in the Online Interactive Module used for IMR

  • Self-Assessment
  • Introduction to Wellness
  • Wellness Inventory
  • Burnout
  • Resiliency
  • Mind and Spirit
  • Resiliency Practice
  • Personal and Professional "time-out"
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Self-Assessment

ACGME Requirements

How does the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Physician Wellbeing Course help address the new ACGME requirements?

ACGME Requirements UACIM Physician Wellbeing Course
Physician self-care is an important component of professionalism; it is a learned skill set that must be nurtured within the context of Graduate Medical Education. The process of professionalization includes reflection on experiences as a physician. This course provides a space for resident reflection on many aspects of their life and health and promotes ongoing practice of reflection and other skills to build resiliency.
Institutions & Residency Programs must:
  • make efforts to enhance the meaning that the residents find in the experience of being a physician, including protecting time with patients, minimization of non-physician obligations, provision of administrative support, promotion of autonomy and flexibility, and enhancement of professional relationships.
The course teaches residents resiliency activities: including journaling and meditation as methods for self-reflection and mindfulness practices, both of which have been shown to help increase meaning while also increasing resiliency and decreasing burnout.
Institutions & Residency Programs must;
  • educate faculty members and residents in identification of the symptoms of burnout, depression, and substance abuse, including means to assist those who experience these conditions. Residents and faculty members must also be educated to recognize those symptoms in themselves and how to seek appropriate care.
  • provide access to appropriate tools for self-screening.
The course includes the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) assessment providing the resident with information on their current risk for burnout, depersonalization, and emotional exhaustion. It also includes content that covers burnout, long term consequences of burnout, and risk factors for burnout. Resiliency self-assessments are included along with information on how these results impact the resident's current state of burnout and wellbeing.
Institutions & Residency Programs:
  • must educate physicians to be appropriately rested and fit to provide care required by patients.
  • are responsible for policies and programs that encourage optimal resident and faculty member well-being which includes having time away from work to engage with family and friends, as well as to attend to personal needs and to one's own health, including adequate rest, healthy diet, and regular exercise.
  • must educate all faculty members and residents to recognize the signs of fatigue and sleep deprivation, in alertness management and fatigue mitigation processes, and encourage residents to use these processes to manage the potential negative effects of fatigue on patient care and leaning.
The course includes a Wellbeing Inventory, providing the resident with a deep reflection on their current state of health and an opportunity to set goals for personal improvement. Evidence based recommendations for sleep, exercise and nutrition and their impact on health are explored in the course.

Pricing

Institutional Pricing

Number of residents Set Up Fee (one time cost) Curriculum subscription cost Annual
1 - 100 $3,000.00 $1,150.00
101 - 249 $3,000.00 $2,400.00
250 - 499 $3,000.00 $3,600.00
500 - 999 $3,000.00 $5,800.00
1000 - 2000 $3,000.00 $7,000.00

Institutional Pricing for sites with IMR

Number of residents Set Up Fee (one time cost)
if the new leaders need to be trained
Curriculum subscription cost Annual
1 - 100 $2,000.00 $862.50
101 - 249 $2,000.00 $1,800.00
250 - 499 $2,000.00 $2,700.00
500 - 999 $2,000.00 $4,350.00
1000 - 2000 $2,000.00 $5,250.00

For more than 2000 potential students please contact our business office for a custom quote.


Resources

Physician Wellbeing Flyer Site list for Integrative Medicine in Residency and Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency. Download
Original Investigation Intervention to Promote Physician Well-being, Job Satisfaction, and Professionalism Download
Presentation Relationships among well-being and wellness behaviors over time in residents in eight family medicine residencies Download
Poster Presentation Well-being and wellness behaviors among family medicine residents: an exploratory descriptive study Download