Provider burnout is a national, complex and systemic issue. Medicine is facing an era of rapid and continuous change in nearly every way: payment models, technology, standards for clinical practice, and consumer driven healthcare. As we navigate in an increasingly stressful environment while attempting to continue the same level of academic productivity, UNC, like all institutions across the country, has witnessed increasing rates of provider burnout. To combat this issue, UNC has adopted the Quadruple Aim: a focus on enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving provider work life. The way forward requires novel approaches that integrate and add wellness as a critical metric in our collective performance as an institution.

Taking Care of Our Own A program for physician wellness and burnout prevention

Integrated Emotional Support Program Providing emotional support for caregiver event-related trauma

Peer Support Program Connecting healthcare professionals with peer support after adverse patient events

Mayo Well-Being Index Real-time assessment of stress levels and resources available to physicians and other clinicians

Office of Faculty Affairs Supporting the professional development of faculty with resources to ensure academic success

Psychiatry Faculty Development Offering guidance, support, and enrichment opportunities to Psychiatry faculty members