The Weill Department of Medicine is committed to creating an environment and fostering a culture that supports the well-being of its faculty and staff. Through partnership with the Physicians Organization and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Division of Quality and Patient Safety, our department is continuing to integrate and align resources to sustain a culture that incorporates best practices and innovation to improve work-life balance, career satisfaction, mental health, and physician engagement.
It has been long recognized that physicians and members of the healthcare team dedicate themselves to the care of others, many times at the expense of their own personal well-being. Direct correlation of the impact of work fatigue and burnout to physical and mental illness, career dissatisfaction and medical error is now well publicized and reported to affect up to 42% of US physicians, amplified by the COVID pandemic that stretched our healthcare teams to the limit.
As part of our Department’s efforts to build on the momentum of recovery, the WDOM has initiated a Well-Being Plan that emphasizes transparency and encourages active interprofessional engagement to cultivate optimism and resiliency.