Faculty Wellness Resources

Physicians Are People Too:  The UNC "Taking Care of Our Own" Initiative

No one is immune to the effects of stressful life and work circumstances.  Burnout syndrome is a growing problem among practicing physicians and is defined as a constellation of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and loss of perspective that work is meaningful.  If you are struggling in some way with burnout syndrome or other issues, you aren't alone and don't need to suffer in silence.  Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, with the generous support of the Sanders Clinical Scholars Program, began a program called "Taking Care of Our Own."  This program provides education, confidential support, advice, and if needed, appropriate professional referral that meets your needs.  Please visit the Taking Care of Our Own website or click here for more information.

Additional Reading/Resources


Controlling E-mail

High volume of email can be a source of distraction and stress.  See link to an infographic from the Advisory Board Company with tips for managing your email flow, below: