Learn the Keys to Avoiding Burnout and Achieving Resilience (CME)

The statistics are staggering: 50 percent of physician surveyed have experienced burnout. More than 400 physicians commit suicide each year — about the size of an entire medical school class. Ninety percent of physicians surveyed would not recommend medical school to their children and 60 percent of family physicians would retire today if they could.

In this two-part CME webinar series, Steven Cartun, MD, a psychiatrist from Lancaster, discusses physician burnout and strategies to help physicians be resilient and increase satisfaction.

Part 1 discusses:

  • Your dream of becoming a physician
  • Value and career alignment
  • Dangers of burnout
  • Work-life balance
  • The role of humor
  • The impact of variety

Part 2 discusses:

  • What is resilience?
  • Positive psychology and positive emotions
  • Master Resilience Training
  • Case studies
  • The iceberg concept
  • Energy management
  • The role of humor
  • Practicing gratitude

Use these resources from the Pennsylvania Medical Society to explore the potential disconnect between the dream that led you to become a physician and the reality of practicing medicine today, and how dissonance between your values and career can lead to dissatisfaction and burnout. You can recognize the signs and symptoms and be prepared to use strategies and tools to rejuvenate your mental well-being.

  • Physician Burnout: Resolution & Restoration (CME webinar presented by Heather Wilson, MSW, executive director of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and deputy executive vice president at PAMED)
  • Physician Burnout:  Learning to Be Resilient in a Changing Profession (Blog post by Dr. Cartun)