Physicians are important role models for their patients and peers, which makes their own personal health an influential factor in health promotion and disease prevention. Recent studies have shown that physicians who practice healthy behaviors for themselves are more likely to talk to their patients about these topics. It is imperative to recognize and support personal health at each stage of professional development, as medical students, residents, and practitioners.
Written for physicians by physicians and scientists, this toolkit is designed to help you take time for yourself and reflect on which steps - almost all of them obvious - you may need to take to live a healthy life and maintain resilience in the 21st century. 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ available.
This companion piece to a Physician's Guide to Personal Health is designed to provide information and resources on mental and emotional health, particularly anxiety, burnout, depression and suicide. 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ available.
Learn how to include physician health and wellness activities in your meeting planning.International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH)
For more than two decades, the success of this international conference has been fueled largely by the work, research and wisdom of colleagues and peers. These efforts push our collective understanding of physician health and well-being forward in ways that profoundly benefit our profession. Learn more
The AMA has a number of policies related to physician health and wellness.
This is a collection of pertinent articles, documents and reports regarding physician health and related issues.
There are a number of physician health programs and resources available to physicians throughout the world.