Find Joy in Practice

Create a Thriving Practice Culture

Create a Thriving Practice Culture

Free CME: 1.25 AAFP Prescribed credits

How to intentionally design a culture that promotes joy in practice.

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A Good Goodbye

Six things to help you say goodbye when it's time to move on.


-- FPM Journal

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A Broken System: The AAFP Response

Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits

How the AAFP is fighting to restore physician well-being.

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Surviving vs. Thriving

Take steps to reposition yourself on the well-being continuum.

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Love What You Do Again

Can a practice model rejuvenate your passion for doctoring?

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Share Your Experience

Mentor someone to improve your own well-being.

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Creating a Culture of Intrinsic Motivation

Understand how to encourage intrinsic motivation through purpose, mastery, and autonomy.


-- FPM Journal

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Keeping Your Empathy

Steps to focus on compassion during difficult patient encounters.


-- FPM Journal

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Reconnecting With Your Purpose

Taking time to reflect on the reasons you chose a career in medicine.

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Wellness Wednesdays Webinars

This webinar series focuses on enhancing professional and personal wellness.


-- Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

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FP Essentials: Physician Well-being

Understanding physician burnout and improving well-being.


-- FP Essentials

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Employment Contracts: Trends and Tips

What you can and should negotiate.

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Burnout and Women in Medicine

Why burnout hits female physicians harder.

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Physician Mental Health and Suicide

Why physicians are at higher risk of suicide and how to combat the mental health stigma in medicine.

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A Non-traditional Path to Joy and Balance

Urban doctor practices full breadth of training and finds joy in DPC and rural locums.


-- AAFP News: Fresh Perspectives

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Create a Thriving Practice Culture

Free CME: 1.25 AAFP Prescribed credits

How to intentionally design a culture that promotes joy in practice.

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How Burnout Impacts Well-being

Free CME: 0.75 AAFP Prescribed credits

Why are WE here? The causes of physician burnout and effects on well-being.

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Reducing the Drivers of Burnout

Free CME: 1.50 AAFP Prescribed credits

How to use the principles of Lean transformation to reduce burnout.

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Creating a Culture of Well-being in Your Practice

How to design a thriving practice culture.


-- FPM Journal

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Finding Fulfillment in Different Types of Work

How Raul Ayala, MD, is finding joy by blending administrative and clinical work.

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Finding Fulfillment in a Concierge Practice

Why a concierge practice model is the right choice for Thomas La Grelius, MD, FAAFP.

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Finding Fulfillment in an Independent Group Practice

Why an independent group practice is the right choice for Scott Dunn, MD, FAAFP.

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Part 3: A Thriving Practice Culture

Develop supportive relationships at work to create a positive practice culture.

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Part 2: A Thriving Practice Culture

When it comes to practice culture, your mindset matters.

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How's Your EQ?

Practical tips to boost your emotional intelligence.

 

-- FPM Journal

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Are We Being Primed for Burnout?

How medical training institutionalizes norms that contribute to physician burnout.

 

-- NEJM Catalyst

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Bad TV

When pop culture perpetuates the culture of shame in medicine.

 

-- AAFP News: Fresh Perspectives

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Building Resilience

Suggestions for a systems approach to preventing burnout.


 

-- AAFP News: Leader Voices

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Ten Strategies to Build Emotional Intelligence

Look inward to become more resilient and better manage stress.


-- FPM Journal

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Part 1: A Thriving Practice Culture

Discover how physicians can be the catalyst for change in their practice.

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It's OK to Be Vulnerable

Dealing with the emotional burden of medicine.



— FPM Journal

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Q+A: Finding Strength in Faith

During challenging times, rely on faith and family.



AAFP News

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Do Your Benefits Measure Up?

Contract negotiations that go beyond a competitive salary.


 

— FPM Journal

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Joy in Practice

Achieve greater joy in practice through innovation. 

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Q + A: Out With the Old, In With the New

See how one doc took a departure from traditional practice. 

 

— AAFP News

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Stressed Practice Team?

Use the Stress-APGAR to convert distress into vigor. 

 

— Harvard Business Review

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Change Your Mindset

Discover techniques to support your own well-being. 

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Surviving Training

Residents and students: Get the support you need. 

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Women in Family Medicine

Are you ready to #inspirecreatelead?

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Stronger Together

Stuck on lather, rinse, repeat? Reclaim your purpose and disrupt the system.

 

 

— TEDMED

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To Err Is Human

Rethinking our perception of perfection may lead to better patient outcomes. 

 

 

— TEDMED

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Health + Happiness

The biggest factor in health? Happiness. Learn to cultivate it.

 



— TEDMED

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Advice for New Residents

Stay kind. Stay connected. Stay well. 



— AAFP News: Fresh Perspectives

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Q + A: Finding Your Joy Again

Beat burnout and find joy again. Read a fellow FP's journey. 

 

— AAFP News

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Q + A: Taking a Pause for the Cause

Less can equal more. Gain an FP’s perspective from New Zealand.



— AAFP News

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Q+A: Tackle the Problem Head-on

Hear from one resident who created a medical student program to combat burnout.


— AAFP News

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Employment Contract FAQs

Know the basics before you negotiate an agreement.

 

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Compassion in Action

The Schwartz Center aims to improve health care delivery by improving support for care providers.

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NAM Action Collaborative

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 addresses the key causes of physician burnout, 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

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