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These resources are designed to provide information on physician burnout, including identifying signs and symptoms of burnout, and to connect residents and program leaders with resources if they or someone they know is struggling with burnout.

UPMC WELL Toolkit: Burnout Resources

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) WELL Toolkit "was designed for physicians by physicians, with content that is evidence-based and specific to physicians and the practice of medicine." It speaks directly to ACGME requirements for well-being in a meaningful way.

UPMC identified three primary goals for the WELL Toolkit's Burnout Section:

  • provide background on physician burnout with an emphasis on identifying signs and symptoms,
  • provide a needs assessment tool which can help determine the contributors to burnout and build strategies for the systems-level changes required to make positive change towards enhancing physician well-being, and
  • provide a few practical examples of how to improve physician well-being.

Explore UPMC burnout resources

Access Emergency Help

To access emergency services, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

For additional 24-hour support, call the IU School of Medicine Mental Health Crisis Line: 317-278-HELP (4357).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 800-273-8255.

Find additional crisis resources.

Selected Reading

Common Academic Experiences No One Talks About: Repeated Rejection, Impostor Syndrome, and Burnout

This article explores and destigmatizes the common experiences of rejection, impostor syndrome, and burnout by sharing a collection of short personal stories from scholars at various stages of their careers with various types of academic positions.

Read the article

Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout

This article summarizes nine organizational strategies to promote physician engagement and describes how some of these approaches have been operationalized at Mayo Clinic.

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Wellness-Centered Leadership: Equipping Health Care Leaders to Cultivate Physician Well-Being and Professional Fulfillment

The authors propose a new integrative model of Wellness-Centered Leadership (WCL). The three elements of WCL are: care about people always, cultivate individual and team relationships, and inspire change. A summary of the mindset, behaviors, and outcomes of the elements of the WCL model is presented, and the application of the elements for physician leaders is discussed.

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IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work

This white paper is intended to serve as a guide for health care organizations to engage in a participative process where leaders ask colleagues at all levels of the organization, "What matters to you?" enabling them to better understand the barriers to joy in work, and co-create meaningful, high-leverage strategies to address burnout-related issues.

Read the white paper

Get Support

Department of Mental Health Services

The Department of Mental Health Services provides confidential mental health and personal counseling services to all IU School of Medicine residents and fellows across the state. Services include personal counseling, couples counseling, urgent counseling, medication management, and targeted therapy sessions. Both in-person and tele-health visits are available.

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small phone icon24 hour Crisis Line
317-278-HELP (4357)

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Log in to the Mental Health Services Learner Portal

LiveHealth Online

  • Connect with a doctor, 24/7
  • Telehealth services available as part of IU Anthem insurance
  • Primary care (PCP), mental health, substance use care – $25 copay
  • Specialist care – $40 copay
  • Can see psychologist or psychiatrist within a few days
  • Refer to Resident Anthem Benefits document for details

Access LiveHealth Online

Employee Assistance Program

The SuportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals. Licensed counselors can provide short-term assistance with issues such as grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship problems, work-related pressures, stress and anxiety, and more. Eligible employees and household members have access to the services at no cost.

small phone iconCall 24/7 for free, confidential help
1-888-881-LINC (5462)

Learn more

SupportLinc EAP web portal