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Resources from the AAMC's 2016 Leadership Forum:

Creating a Culture of Wellbeing and Resilience  highlights key statistics, quotes, trends and concepts related to wellness in academic medicine

Slides from presentations  by Marsha Rappley, MD; Christine Moutier, MD; Colin P. West, MD, PhD; Anthony Suchman, MD; Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD; and Darrell G. Kirch, MD

TED Talk video: “The Danger of Silence” by Clint Smith

Video interviews from Christine Moutier, MD, Colin West, MD, PhD, and Aviad "Adi" Haramati, PhD

More From the AAMC Leadership Forum

Optimizing the Environment for Learning, Care, and Discovery
The AAMC’s Optimizing GME initiative provides an overview on a comprehensive approach to optimizing GME in a number of strategic areas. Included in that work are perspectives on improving the learning environment.

AAMC Statement on the Learning Environment
Having a respectful, inclusive, and robust learning environment plays a critical role in developing and sustaining a professional, capable, compassionate, and diverse health care workforce that will meet the health care needs of all. 

Resilience 
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, delivered these remarks during Learn Serve Lead: The 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago. Also included in the Leadership Plenary session were related remarks by 2014 AAMC Chair A Lorris Betz, MD, PhD.

ACGME Symposium on Physician Wellbeing
The ACGME held its own symposium on physician wellbeing which featured some of the same speakers who participated in the AAMC's Leadership Forum.

"Make the Difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide" (video)
Mayo Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention explain how health care professionals can recognize signs of depression in their colleagues and take action to prevent suicide.

"If We Could See Inside Other People's Hearts" (video)

10 Facts About Physician Suicide and Mental Health 
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents 10 important facts concerning physician suicide and mental health.

Physician, Resident, and Medical Student Burnout 
The AAMC's Health Care Affairs group presents research on the issue of burnout among physicians, residents, and medical students.

Steps Forward
A collection of modules from the AMA on well-being.

Getting to Inbox Zero (video)
Petra Lewis, MD, Professor of Radiology and OBGYN at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, presents a video on how to avoid being overwhelmed by email by effectively managing your inbox.

Task Managers (video)
Petra Lewis, MD, also describes how to manage numerous tasks effectively by using task managers.

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Journal of Academic Medicine

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Academic Medicine, the official monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the AAMC, serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information on undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.
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