The UC Davis Health Physician Health and Well-being Program (PHWB) is committed to supporting the well-being and health of our physicians, enabling them to continue to provide high quality patient care.  The program was initiated in 2017 by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in partnership with a number of UC Davis Health departments

Vision
To create a better quality of life for our physicians

Mission
The PHWB will house a multidisciplinary education program that is dedicated to improving the lives of physicians through education and research.

Strategies

  • Develop educational programs in clinician well-being and resilience ( i.e., The UC Davis/UC Irvine Train New Trainers Train New Trainers Physician Health and Well-being Fellowship).
  • Conduct relevant research and evaluation, with a focus on individual, clinical and professionalism issues and how these interact with well-being.
  • The provision of this expertise statewide and nationally

UC Davis is committed to supporting the overall well-being and mental health of all staff, faculty and traineesClick here for a comprehensive list of our current wellness resources and programs.

Peter Yellowlees Peter Yellowlees, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Suggested Readings

Preventing Physician Burnout and Building Resilience

Preventing Physician Distress and Suicide
American Medical Association: Steps forward

Improving Physician Resiliency
American Medical Association: Steps forward

Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout
Shanafelt TD, Noseworthy JH:  Mayo Clin Proc 92(1):129–146, 2017 27871627

When Physicians Become Patients
AAMC News

To Care Is Human — Collectively Confronting the Clinician-Burnout Crisis
The New England Journal of Medicine

Treating a Silent Epidemic Among Healthcare Workers
The Washington Post

Residency Programs Develop Strategies to Respond to High Burnout Rates
AAMC News

Burnout and Self-Reported Patient Care in an Internal Medicine Residency Program
Annals of Internal Medicine

How One California Medical Group is Decreasing Physician Burnout
Harvard Business Review

One Way to Prevent Clinician Burnout
Harvard Business Review

Resident Confronts Burnout by Launching Wellness Program
American Academy of Family Physicians

Preventing Physician Burnout
American Medical Association: Steps forward

Improving Physician Resiliency
American Medical Association: Steps forward

Physician Suicide - Facts and Prevention

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Physician Residency/Fellowship Programs
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Physician & Medical Student Wellness

The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being
JAMA Internal Medicine

Physician Well-Being: The Reciprocity of Practice Efficiency, Culture of Wellness, and Personal Resilience
NEJM Catalyst

Leaders in Academic Medicine Address Physician Well-Being and Resilience
AAMC News

Finding Resiliency in Residency
American Academy of Family Physicians

Physician Health and Treatment

The ASAM national practice guideline for the use of medications in the treatment of addiction involving opioid use
American Society of Addiction Medicine

Policies and procedures for medical staffs and medical groups: behaviors that undermine a culture of safety
California Public Protection and Physician Health Group

Guidelines for evaluations of health care professionals
California Public Protection and Physician Health