On Feb. 3, 2021, the AMA held a webinar in the AMA STEPS Forward™ series: "No one should care alone: Creating processes for intentional professional connection."
Peer support programs have become widespread within the health care community and serve a vital role. These programs, however, generally only address the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to the sense of distress and disconnection being experienced by many physicians. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this already extensive challenge.
This presentation, designed to be both reflective as well as interactive, will help participants consider how to incorporate processes of intentional professional connection into their organizations, and into their own professional lives as well.
Mark Greenawald, MD, professor and vice chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Dr. Greenawald is professor and vice chair of family medicine and community medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTC) and presently serves as the vice chair for academic affairs and professional development and as residency program faculty for the Carilion Clinic Department of Family and Community Medicine. He also serves as the medical director for the Carilion Clinic Institute for Leadership Effectiveness (ILE) and is a leader of well-being initiatives for his clinical department as well as Carilion Clinic and VTC. In February 2020, he rolled out the PeerRx Med program, a peer support and professional growth program that has already impacted the personal and professional well-being of clinicians and health care teams around the world.