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Physician Burnout Prevention Course Overview

Course Description
To support physicians in identifying where they are on the path that leads to burnout, and to support them in reclaiming their clear sense of purpose in the workplace (and in the world), we are offering this 3-session conversation: “Burnout Prevention Program (BPP): Maximizing Patient Care Through Self-Care”.

In this highly interactive discussion group, participants will learn the triggers, stages and symptoms of burnout, as well as the impact on patient care. They will also be guided through the process of developing personalized burnout prevention programs and have the opportunity to express their own concerns about their stage on the burnout spectrum.

The Burnout Epidemic
Physician burnout is a quickly becoming a chronic condition among physicians. In a 2018 Medscape survey, 42% of 15,000 physicians in 29 specialties reported experiencing burnout.

Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public-health researcher, reflects on this epidemic in his New Yorker article, Why Doctors Hate Their Computers: Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?

The article highlights the work of psychologist Christina Maslach (a speaker at the 2018 Institute of Coaching Conference), who has extensively researched workplace burnout to identify it as the culmination of exhaustion, cynicism toward others, and lack of self-efficacy. From her perspective, burnout can be resolved through:

  • Creating sustainable workloads
  • Honoring autonomy
  • Providing positive feedback
  • Building a sense of community
  • Applying fair principles and opportunities for all
  • Being connected to one’s values to have work with purpose and meaning

Register Here
Mark your calendars for this three-part discussion, via telephone, to be held at 11am ET: Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18. Registration will also include access to our 10-hour habits ecourse, with topics such as self-leadership, self-compassion, connection and gratitude.

Continuing Education
This program is approved for continuing education by the following professional organizations and certifying bodies:

AAFP: This Live Training Program has been reviewed and is acceptable for Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians please claim 4.5 Live credits for successfully completing the Wellcoaches Core Coach Training Program.  AAFP certification begins 02/04/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP EQUIVALENCY: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  When Applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed Credit, not as Category 1.

  • NURSE PRACTITIONERS: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AAFP Prescribed Credit from organizations approved by the AAFP. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
  • PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AAFP Prescribed Credit. Physician Assistants  may receive a maximum of 4.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.


ACSM: 4.5 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) toward ACSM recertification. The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Wellcoaches Corporation meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status.

ICHWC: Wellcoaches is an approved continuing education provider for the International Consortium of Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC.)This course is approved by ICHWC for 4.5 continuing education units

MCHES/CHES: Wellcoaches, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.5 Entry Level, Category 1 contact hours in health education. Total contact hours earned: 4.5. Please note: Zero (0) Advanced Level CECHs are available for this program.

WELLCOACHES: Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coaches will receive 10 Continuing Coach Education Hours (CCEHs) toward Wellcoaches Certified Health & Wellness Coach re-certification.

Register Here
Mark your calendars for this three-part discussion, via telephone, to be held at 11am ET: Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18.

Registration will also include access to our 10-hour habits ecourse, with topics such as self-leadership, self-compassion, connection and gratitude.