ETSU Quillen College of Medicine office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to the well-being of their faculty and trainees.
ACGME Statement on Physician Well-Being
The ACGME has been committed to exploring causes of and solutions for physician well-being for as long as the organization has been serving the graduate medical education (GME) community. The ACGME’s Physician Well-Being initiative has expanded in recent years within the work of the organization and through partnerships in the medical community, with the ultimate goal of reducing burnout and helping physicians rediscover joy and meaning in work.
AAMC Statement on Commitment to Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
The AAMC supports a culture in academic medicine that values the well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. An environment that prioritizes health professionals’ well-being aligns with the AAMC mission of improving the health of all. Substantial evidence indicates that physicians and other clinicians are at risk of elevated rates of burnout, depression, and suicide. Clinician burnout has been associated with increased medical error, significant morbidity, and increased patient mortality. There is growing momentum to improve well-being for health professionals, and action is needed to advance evidence-based solutions to promote clinician well-being and combat burnout, depression, and suicide among U.S. health care workers.