Physician Health First
Your health before all else.
It's time to put your health first. By prioritizing your well-being you can help reverse the trend toward physician burnout and stay passionate about your purpose: quality patient care.
Why physicians are at higher risk of suicide and how to combat the mental health stigma in medicine.
Free CME: 1.25 AAFP Prescribed credits
How to intentionally design a culture that promotes joy in practice.
Take steps to reposition yourself on the well-being continuum.
Why burnout hits female physicians harder.
Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits
Why are WE here? The causes of physician burnout and effects on well-being.
How to design a thriving practice culture.
-- FPM Journal
Develop supportive relationships at work to create a positive practice culture.
When it comes to practice culture, your mindset matters.
How medical training institutionalizes norms that contribute to physician burnout.
-- NEJM Catalyst
When pop culture perpetuates the culture of shame in medicine.
-- AAFP News: Fresh Perspectives
Suggestions for a systems approach to preventing burnout.
-- AAFP News: Leader Voices
Discover how physicians can be the catalyst for change in their practice.
Dealing with the emotional burden of medicine.
— FPM Journal
During challenging times, rely on faith and family.
— AAFP News
Discover techniques to support your own well-being.
Residents and students: Get the support you need.
Stuck on lather, rinse, repeat? Reclaim your purpose and disrupt the system.
Rethinking our perception of perfection may lead to better patient outcomes.
Hear from one resident who created a medical student program to combat burnout.
— AAFP News
The Schwartz Center aims to improve health care delivery by improving support for care providers.
More than 130 organizations are committed to reversing burnout.
The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of family physicians. The initiative takes a holistic approach by recognizing and addressing the key causes of physician burnout at every level of the family physician ecosystem, including the hectic U.S. health care system, the organizations where family physicians work, their practice environment, their individual well-being, and the physician culture that often encourages self-sacrifice over self-care. Learn more