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February 2018

CREOG received a request from the University of Puerto Rico to help them place four senior residents for MIS rotations. They were unable to complete those rotations due to devastating conditions Puerto Rico was facing post Hurricane Maria.

Here are some ideas generated at past CREOG/APGO meetings or shared as part of the #ACOGBeWell initiative. Try these in your program!  Wellness Officer Some programs find it useful to have a designated faculty member available to direct others to mental health services oversee curricula programs and provide a safe space to discuss delicate subjects. Consider having this person NOT in a formal evaluation role. This person could be responsible for organizing a debriefing after a bad outcome. Orientation Start at orientation/onboarding – data on death ...

February 2018

AMA Steps Forward Initiative The AMA Steps Forward program includes data and general recommendations. Check out “5 Steps to Create a Wellness Culture” if you are looking to get started with wellness in your program. AAMC Site Provides resources and references for well-being in Academic Medicine. ACGME Site The ACGME is focusing on five key areas to support its ongoing commitment to physician well-being: Resources, Education, Influence, Research, and Collaboration.  Healthcare Workforce Safety Suicide Prevention Video  This video from Mayo Clinic and the American Found...

Watch/Listen to these talks  David Foster Wallace: “This Is Water” J. Bryan Sexton: “Three Good Things” Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talking about their book, “Option B” TED (Jane McGonigal): The game that can give you 10 extra years of life TEDMED (Pamela Wible): Why Doctors Kill Themselves Try these Apps!  Headspace: guided meditation (free) Mindshift: meditative guide through anxiety and stressful situations (free) Pocket Yoga: 300 poses with 5 sequences, each with 3 durations (free, subscri...

February 2018

Help advance the science of Physician Wellness by using one of these tools to assess the impact of your programs.  Maslach Burnout Inventory The industry standard, a 22-item scale that measures depersonalization, emotional exhaustion and personal accomplishment. Must purchase licenses to distribute (not expensive and available through different vendors). Oldenburg Burnout Inventory 16 question survey about burnout and work engagement Quality of Life Index 33-item survey of the importance and satisfaction with life in a wide range of domains  Professional Quality of Life Scale (...

February 2018

Physician dissatisfaction can start in medical school, and professional and personal wellness can worsen over time. Barriers to seeking help are widespread in training culture.

February 2018

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February 2018

These tools include websites, links and videos that programs can utilize for the introduction of these topics for use immediately. 

The mission of the Association of Program Managers of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APMOG) is to facilitate and promote professionalism, affirm dedication to the educational process for women's health, and to foster the development of standards for residency and fellowship program managers/coordinators in conjunction with CREOG.

October 2017

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