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Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs


It is well known that physicians have a high rate of burnout.  We have committed reducing this burden.

You will participate in resiliency sessions during Academic Half Day and retreats.  You will learn the core components of resiliency and use tools to promote resilience.  You will also create a community of reflecting and sharing within the group you have formed a connection in your Academic Half Day learning groups. 

As a resident you are empowered to find ways to incorporate this daily whether it's practicing appreciative inquiry with your teams or debriefing after a challenging patient encounter.

In addition, everyone is invited to the Finding Meaning in Medicine group.

Personal resiliency is NOT the only answer to the burnout crisis, however. We believe in the Stanford Model of Wellness that says in addition to personal resilience we also need to build a culture of resilience, and have ease in practice. Much of our improvement work is geared towards achieving this aim.

Check visit our Wellness and Resiliency page on the website for resources.  The articles listed below will provide you with more background on resiliency.

Bodenheimer Quadruple Aim

Shanafelt 2017 Mayo Clinic Proceedings 9 Organizational Stategies

Shanafelt 2016 Mayo Clinic Burnout and Professional Statisfaction

Shanafelt JAMA Physician Burnout


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