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Training physicians to be more resilient

Residency Program Insider, May 13, 2016

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In an effort to reduce burnout, some hospitals are training their physicians to be more resilient. At Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, pediatric residents participated in four months of resilience training based on a program from the U.S. Defense Department for active-duty personnel. Nearly 90 residents have participated in the resilience training, which teaches them how to manage the stress of trauma, loss, and other emotionally wrenching situations.

At Mount Sinai West in New York City, the cancer unit meets monthly for an hour-long breakfast to discuss challenges and connect with others. Gabriela Bambrick-Santoyo, MD, a third-year internal medicine resident who has been attending the breakfasts since her first year, said, “It is a very safe environment to open up … It makes for a strong sense of community.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal

 



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