The ACS is committed to surgeon well-being and ensuring surgeons can thrive and flourish in healthy environments.
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.
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.
Access webinars providing guidance on well-being, resilience, and work-life integration for surgeons.
Well-being is often characterized as a composition of various dimensions of well-being. The number of dimensions often ranges between 6-8 when defining areas of well-being. The 8 most common dimensions are physical, mental, emotional, occupational, intellectual, financial, spiritual, and social.
Resources for preventing and bringing awareness to physician suicide.
Mental Health is health. Explore resources and tools to support your mental health and engage with others to support their mental health.