Resources to foster well-being, resilience, and work-life integration at every stage of your career
Your well-being affects how engaged you feel with your patients, colleagues, and work. You may feel a lack of professional purpose. Feelings of being unempowered are common. You are not alone. The ACS is committed to fostering well-being, resilience, and work-life integration at every stage of your career.
September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, and September 17th is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. This video is a conversation with Mary L. Brandt, MD, Mdiv, FACS, Melissa ‘Red’ Hoffman, MD, FACS, and Molly Booker, MBA, Mdiv on suicide awareness, prevention, and loss.
Being a caregiver for a someone in your social support system can have many challenges. This webinar will feature surgeons sharing their experience of navigating their surgical career, well-being, and being a present caregiver.
A panel of experts explores the relationship between microaggressions and surgeon well-being over the course of two webinars.
Listen to a panel of experts as they discuss how to apply the trauma model to surgeon well-being and address various issues, factors, and drivers at all levels of well-being at an organization.
The ACS is committed to the health and well-being of surgeons and the health care community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to create space to care for oneself amidst the increased demands of caring for patients, providing additional support to hospital systems and staff, managing workload, and navigating the impact COVID-19 has on individuals, families, communities, hospitals, and our world.
The ACS recognizes the need to foster well-being, resilience, and work-life integration for all surgeons, regardless of their career stage. Fostering the growth of both the surgical expertise and the person as a whole is paramount.
In light of the projected shortage of surgeons by 2030, well-being implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasing negative drivers and factors affecting surgeon well-being, the ACS advocates for pathways for physicians who ask for help before serious events and consequences occur, or physicians who are receptive to help when approached by leadership, peers, colleagues, family, friends, and other support systems.