In recent years, PM&R has been inching toward the top of national physician burnout reports. To combat this, we are collaborating with the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists to improve the work environment of physiatrists. We have partnered with the Stanford WellMD Center to conduct a multiple modality assessment over the next several months. Our aims include:
- Define the variability in the experience of occupational burnout among physiatrists and how the factors that contribute to it vary by practice setting and sub-discipline.
- Identify actionable domains at the individual, practice and professional society level to reduce burnout and improve professional fulfillment among physiatrists.
- Identify the modifiable individual characteristics and behaviors of physiatrists who have high professional fulfillment.
You may be contacted by them to provide your perspective on some of the unique virtues and challenges of working in PM&R. If you are randomly selected, we encourage you to provide your anonymous feedback. Your responses will help us work toward solutions to improve your well-being. Thank you in advance!