April 2021

In This Issue...

  1. 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
  2. Survey - Coalition Second Book Production
  3. April 16th Webinar - Well-being During COVID
  4. Well-Being Connector Podcast
  5. Featured New Member
  6. Research
  7. Other Resources
  8. Donation Opportunities

2021 Virtual Annual Conference


Registration is now open!

We are exited to kickoff our annual conference registration. This year's meeting will be brought to you through a virtual platform utilizing Zoom for our live presentations and will provide pre-recorded presentations for you to access on demand. We look forward to connecting with each of you and bringing you impactful resources in support of physician well-being.


  • Two pre-conference specialty tracks for GMEs and Women Physicians

  • Release of the Coalition's second book - Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis: Defusing Burnout, Building Resilience, Restoring Hope

  • Live and On Demand presentations from experts with a passion in supporting the well-being of our healthcare organizations and physicians.

General Session Registration Fee Update:  Public - $475 | Members - $350

Please visit our site for more information and to register.

Survey - Coalition Second Book Production

The Coalition is excited to publish our second book and seeking your input. Would you please take 2-3 minutes to select your cover preference for the new book Physician Well-Being During Sustained Crisis: Defusing Burnout, Building Resilience, Restoring Hope? Our survey closes Tuesday morning (4/6/21) and we don't want you to miss out on participating in this selection.

More info:

  • The new book is for physicians, healthcare providers, healthcare executives and leaders developing wellbeing programming.

  • It is a collection of essays written by wellbeing leaders, healthcare leaders and physicians across the nation.

We value your input and would be grateful for your help!

Please Vote

April 16th Webinar 


                                 Rebecca Margolis, DO                   Jina Sinskey, MD

Rebecca Margolis, DO, Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles | Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia and Director of Well-Being in the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Jina Sinskey, MD, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Well-Being at UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care | Vice Chair, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Physician Well-Being

In this webinar we will briefly discuss why the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the crisis surrounding physician well-being, outline a systems based approach to well-being, introduce the concept of wellness-centered leadership and describe actionable projects that have been successful at our own institutions. 

Presenting: Well-being During COVID; What Every Health Care System Needs to Do

Register Now!

Well-Being Connector Podcast

Dr. Rick Sheff is the Chief Medical Officer of The Greeley Company, and he brings more than 30 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to his work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare systems across the country. He consults, authors, and presents on a wide range of healthcare management and leadership issues. 

Dr. Michael Weinstein has published and speaks about his experience as a surgeon who has suffered from episodes of major depression. Michael’s concern about depression in clinicians has also led him to co-found LiveWell Clinicians, an organization that promotes wellbeing, engagement, and professional fulfillment through peer support groups, professional coaching, education, and advocacy. 

Information on each of the prior episodes can be found on our website (click here) and you can download any of the episodes on whichever app you might normally use to listen to podcasts. 

Featured New Member

Anne McCall, MD

Anne is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology with the University of Chicago. She practices at a large community hospital, Silver Cross, where she is a member of the Physician Wellness Committee. Physician wellness is a priority for her hospital, especially post covid. She is also a seminarian at the Wartburg Theological Seminary in the MDiv program, with a goal of ordination in 2023. 

As a member of the Coalition, she hopes to learn best practices for physician wellness, and she has a special interest in the role of spirituality. She is also hoping to network with others who have Physician Wellness programs in their hospitals. She looks forward to attending the Coalition's conference in July.


Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This systematic review and meta-analysis of 65 studies involving 97,333 health care workers across 21 countries has identified a high prevalence of moderate depression, anxiety and PTSD among health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Heartfulness Meditation Improves Loneliness and Sleep in Physicians and Advance Practice Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Although statistically significant, it is hard to know how meaningful the observed improvements observed. Nevertheless, it is good to see attempts to address loneliness and sleep issues with these methods. Read more

Effect of COVID-19 on Surgical Training Across the United States: A National Survey of General Surgery Residents

A survey completed by 1,102 surgical residents indicates the students to which training was disrupted by COVID-19 epidemic and how residents feel about their situation. Read more

The Top 10 Findings on Resilience and Engagement

This survey of over 26,000 employees presents factors that it finds most correlates with resilience and employee engagement. Read more

When Passion Leads to Burnout

The research described in this Harvard Business Review article demonstrates that those who are most passionate about their work risk burnout though difficultly setting boundaries. When passion for work becomes all consuming, it may be time to take a break. Read more

Other Resources

ACGME AWARE Well-Being Resources 

"The AWARE suite of on-demand well-being resources is designed to promote well-being among residents, faculty members, and others in the GME community. AWARE's initial focus is primarily on individual strategies for cognitive skill-building and includes a video workshop, podcasts, and the ACGME AWARE app. Programs, institutions, and individuals are encouraged to download these educational resources for integration into local curricula or to use in conjunction with other efforts to mitigate the effects of stress and burnout and foster well-being among members of the GME community." Read more

Lost on the Frontline: Thousands of US Healthcare Workers Have Died Fighting COVID-19. We Count Them and Investigate Why

How many US Healthcare workers have died? This website claims to offer the most comprehensive counting of all of these deaths. Read more

Parenting Pressures Among Academic Pediatricians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Most pediatricians are parents, and this article describes the challenges of being a parent while working in an academic pediatric department. It also offers suggestions for how departments should respond. Read more

Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout

This article in The Atlantic makes the case that burnout is a problem created by the workplace, and changes to the workplace are the best way to fix it. Read more

Can Clinical Empathy Survive? Distress, Burnout, and Malignant Duty in the Age of COVID-19

The article warns how COVID-19 has the potential to have a negative long term effect on clinical empathy and the health system needs to change to better serve both patient and providers. Read more

Donation Opportunities

  • The Coalition for Physician Well-Being is now a charitable organization on AmazonSmile. Shop at amazon.smile.com and they will donate 0.5% on eligible purchases to the Coalition for Physician Well-Being at no cost to you. We value the support of our members and friends.

  • Partner with us by hosting a fundraiser on your Facebook home page to raise awareness and raise funds for the Coalition. All you need to do is search for our organization and share to your newsfeed.

Message from the Editor

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 Coalition for Physician Well-Being