As medical professionals increasingly struggle with the challenges of burnout, well-being, and the idea of resilience — the ability to recover from setbacks or difficult situations — have emerged as a priority for faculty, researchers, residents, and students in the academic medicine community.
Compared to many other professions, physicians and other clinicians are more likely to develop depression, commit suicide, or experience burnout. Burnout does not discriminate. It can affect any physician, regardless of specialty or years of experience in the field. Residents and medical students struggle as well.
The AAMC is committed to working with our member institutions to use education, research, and other resources to create environments where faculty, staff, residents, and students thrive.
As part of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience — a network of 150 (and growing) organizations dedicated to promoting clinician well-being — the AAMC is working to support and maintain health across specialty and point in career.