Life + Career Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness

Physician Rx

Why healers need time for self-care, too

You counsel your patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. Here's why you should follow your own advice.

Whether you’re a medical student, a retired physician or somewhere in between, you’ve likely experienced moments when you’ve felt overwhelmed trying to balance the demands of life and career. Left unchecked, stress can lead to burnout—and in some cases, depression. Explore the materials below to get started on a path toward a healthier mind, body and spirit.


Take an osteopathic approach to wellness by focusing on your own mental and physical well-being

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Physician Wellness Strategy

Discover tools and resources to help you identify burnout and depression, and achieve work-life balance

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DO Well Toolkit


Video: Doctor & Medical Student Burnout

Being buried in paperwork, overbearing caseloads and EHRs are just some of the components preventing physicians from practicing medicine the way they would like to. Over 40% of physicians said they were burned out in Medscape’s 2018 National Physician Burnout & Depression Report. In the video below, DOs and osteopathic medical students share words of encouragement for fellow colleagues battling physician burnout. Check out The DO for more coverage of physician and student burnout.

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