Promoting Physician Wellness: How to Retain the Joy in Medicine While Managing Real-life Stress

Physicians and allied health providers can suffer from burnout. During this course, participants will hear about solutions to support physician wellness, including personalized learning in best practices for preventing burnout, rediscovering joy in medicine and creating a culture of team-based care to improve practice efficiency.  

Original Release Date:  August 2020
Review Date: June 2022

Target Audience

West Kendall Baptist Hospital GME faculty, including: family medicine practitioners, cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, hospitalists, Ob/Gyns, nephrologists, hematologists/oncologists, infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, ENTs, ophthalmologists, urologists, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, residents, fellows and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the ACGME Common Program Requirements for Residency Education (formally known as duty hour regulations). 
  • Recognize the signs of fatigue/sleep deprivation, burnout, depression and substance abuse. 
  • Identify the effects of fatigue/sleep deprivation, burnout, depression and substance abuse on a physician’s functioning and performance.
  • Implement strategies to prevent, reduce the risk of and manage fatigue/sleep deprivation, burnout, depression and substance abuse.
Additional information
  • Waguih, W.I., MD, FAPA, Lederer, S., PsyD, et al. Burnout During Residency Training: A IsHak, W. W., Lederer, S., Mandili, C., Nikravesh, R., Seligman, L., Vasa, M., ... & Bernstein, C. A. (2009). Burnout during residency training: a literature review. Journal of graduate medical education, 1(2), 236-242.
  • Davis, M., Detre, T., Ford, D. E., Hansbrough, W., Hendin, H., Laszlo, J., ... & Miles, S. H. (2003). Confronting depression and suicide in physicians: a consensus statement. Jama, 289(23), 3161-3166.
  • Dyrbye, L. N., Satele, D., Sloan, J., & Shanafelt, T. D. (2014). Ability of the physician well-being index to identify residents in distress. Journal of graduate medical education, 6(1), 78-84.
  • Regier, D. A., Farmer, M. E., Rae, D. S., Locke, B. Z., Keith, S. J., Judd, L. L., & Goodwin, F. K. (1990). Comorbidity of mental disorders with alcohol and other drug abuse: results from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) study. Jama, 264(19), 2511-2518.
  • Aach, R. D., Girard, D. E., Humphrey, H., McCue, J. D., Reuben, D. B., Smith, J. W., ... & Ginsburg, J. (1992). Alcohol and other substance abuse and impairment among physicians in residency training. Annals of Internal Medicine, 116(3), 245-254.

medical staff resiliency support groups

Medical Staff Resiliency Support Groups

Join Dr. Ana Rivas-Vazquez, Ph.D., Rev. Guillermo Escalona, M.Div., BCC, and Graciela "Grace" Jimenez, LMFT, for Baptist Health's Medical Staff Resiliency Support Groups on Zoom.

These resiliency groups are designed to help medical staff cope and rebound from the current environment. The groups offer tips and guidance to foster ongoing resilience.

Participation is completely voluntary and confidential.

For more information, email

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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Course expires: 

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Child Psychology Associates
Director, Behavioral Medicine Training
Florida International University/West Kendall Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Training

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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