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Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment


Physician Wellbeing and Professional FulfillmentPhysician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment

Providing guidance and resources that foster communities of well-being for internists to best serve patients and optimize professional fulfillment.

Well-being OrganizationalImproving the Practice and Organizational Environment
Providing ACP members with high quality information, resources, tools, and support to help their practices thrive in the growing value-based payment environment.

Well-being ChampionsFostering Local Communities of Well-being
Trained ACP Well-being Champions supporting their ACP chapter members, practices, and organizations in combating burnout.

Well-being IndividualPromoting Individual Well-being
Offering online resources and educational courses at ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting and chapter meetings to help ACP members manage issues related to well-being and satisfaction.

COVID-19 Well-being Resources

ACP would like to take a moment to acknowledge your dedication to the well-being of your patients, your colleagues, and yourselves during this incredibly stressful time. You are the heart and soul of our profession and we are grateful for the sacrifices that you make every day to serve your patients. If you are feeling afraid or isolated right now, please know that you are not alone. Our Internal Medicine online community is strong and vibrant. Join us on Twitter using #dontworryalone or post on the COVID-19 ACP member discussion forum.

COVID-19: Information for Internists

ACP is committed to doing everything possible to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 virus to ensure that our patients get the care they need. These resources are meant to assist internists seeking to prepare and manage their response. ACP will continue to update this page with resources developed by ACP and other organizations.

Webinars Offering CME

Crisis and Counseling Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 and crisis text line at 741-741

For the Frontlines - free crisis counseling, 24/7. Counseling for front line workers facing fear, anxiety, stress, isolation. USA text 741741, UK text 85258, Canada text 741741, Ireland text 086 1800 280.

Project Parachute pro bono teletherapy for Covid-19 frontliners. Started by Dr. Stephanie Zerwas, a psychologist in private practice at Flourish Chapel Hill as well as an Associate Professor at UNC, and provided free in partnership with Eleos Health.

The Physician Support Line is a free and confidential support line for physicians, staffed by over 600 volunteer psychiatrists. Because there is no formal doctor-patient relationship established, the call does not have to be reported to any medical board as therapy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

The Emotional PPE Project connects healthcare workers in need with licensed mental health professionals who can help.

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Other Resources

Learn about ACP's Ongoing Commitment

ACP's strategy to address this complex issue involves patients, leaders in the field, and a commitment to inclusivity.

Patients Before Paperwork

Patients Before Paperwork

ACP's goal is to reduce unessential tasks that detract from patient care and contribute to physician burnout.

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Message from ACP Leadership

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, details our organizational approach to this important issue in this column published in ACP Internist.

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Promoting Gender Equity

ACP is committed to addressing the unique challenges female physicians confront in order to foster an inclusive environment.


Improving the Practice and Organizational Environment

ACP provides members with high quality information, resources, tools, and support to help your practices thrive.

Top 10 Culture Change Interventions

Use these interventions in your practice to reduce burnout and promote a culture of well-being.

Workflow Innovations

These tips and tools can help to enhance workflows in both ambulatory and hospital settings.

Collection of Recommended Tools

Check out these resources for additional strategies to prevent burnout and promote well-being at the practice level.


Enhance Your Personal Well-being

You are not alone. Use these resources to seek help or to improve your individual well-being.

Suicide and Depression Resources

See the following resources on physician suicide and depression if you or someone you know is in need. For emergency care, call 911.

Talk with Your Colleagues

Use our ACP member forum to discuss physician well-being and professional fulfillment, and to share experiences and resources.

Collection of Recommended Tools

Check out these podcasts, TED Talks, and other resources to improve your personal well-being and professional fulfillment.

Publications and Collaborations

ACP works with other organizations to help identify mutually beneficial solutions.