Enhanced Physician Well-Being Tools and Resources Section Now Available

January 24, 2022

The ACGME is proud to unveil an updated and more robust Well-Being Tools and Resources page for institutions, programs, residents/fellows, and faculty members to support and promote well-being in the clinical learning environment.  

Originally created by a subcommittee of the ACGME's Task Force on Physician Well-Being, these materials and references for residents, fellows, and faculty members was compiled to assist with improving well-being and wellness, and to help identify solutions that best meet local needs. 

The revamped compendium can be found in Learn at ACGME and features a searchable list of resources from the ACGME and other organizations in several different media. Resources are also separated by topic:  

  • Systems Approaches to Well-Being 
  • Individual Well-Being 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Well-Being 
  • COVID-19 and Well-Being 
  • Mental Health Services and Suicide Prevention 
  • Recorded Lectures 
  • Screenings and Instruments 
  • General Resources 

      Different resources will be featured over time. Currently, these include the video "Make a Difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide," created in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic; the Resource Compendium for Health Care Worker Well-Being, created with the National Academy of Medicine; the ACGME COVID-19 Guidebook; and the After a Suicide Toolkit, developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

      The ACGME has been committed to physician well-being for as long as it has been serving the GME community. This dedicated page supports the ACGME's Common Program Requirements for accredited residency and fellowship programs that were revised in 2017 to more comprehensively address well-being, among other critical issues. The requirements emphasize that psychological, emotional, and physical well-being are critical in the development of the competent, caring, and resilient physician. 

      Email wellbeing@acgme.org with questions.