These resources are designed to provide information on physician burnout, including identifying signs and symptoms of burnout, and to connect residents and program leaders with resources if they or someone they know is struggling with burnout.
UPMC WELL Toolkit: Burnout Resources
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) WELL Toolkit "was designed for physicians by physicians, with content that is evidence-based and specific to physicians and the practice of medicine." It speaks directly to ACGME requirements for well-being in a meaningful way.
UPMC identified three primary goals for the WELL Toolkit's Burnout Section:
- provide background on physician burnout with an emphasis on identifying signs and symptoms,
- provide a needs assessment tool which can help determine the contributors to burnout and build strategies for the systems-level changes required to make positive change towards enhancing physician well-being, and
- provide a few practical examples of how to improve physician well-being.