Physician Burnout Resources 

Burnout, by definition, is a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. Sadly, physicians are facing burnout at an alarming rate and in direct proportion to the increasing complexities of today's health care environment.  Your Academy recognizes this important issue because it affects both patient safety and physician well-being. This page will serve as an ongoing, expanding resource depository for our members. 

We urge you to take our online poll to tell us where YOU are and you'll also be able to view the results and see where your family medicine colleagues are as well.  If you have any resources that you'd like to share on this page, please e-mail them to Ginnie Flynn along with the link to the information. If you have PDF or other content that you'd like to post, we require express written permission of the author. 

From the AAFP

Policy on physician burnout 

Family Practice Management series of articles by Dike Drummond with the AAFP Practice Management Division

Origin, Symptoms and Five Main Causes
Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner
Four Tools to Reduce Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance

Standing webpage on AAFP's website

AAFP Fresh Perspectives Blog - advice from a new to practice family physician

9 Step program from the Health Care Blog

Other resources provided by your IAFP members

IAFP members recommend this info-graphic from the Advisory Board, which can help employed physicians - and their employers

IAFP Resident board member, Kristina Dakis, MD, interviewed by AAFP about her wellness in medical school and residency project. 

Drummond, D. The Burnout Prevention Matrix.   
AMA Team STEPS modules, burnout, resiliency, wellness 

BurnoutProof” mobile app 

Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction
Narrative Medicine 
Balint Group 
Federation of State Physician Health Programs 
Dimensions Physician Work and Wellbeing Toolkit