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Surgeon Well-Being Resources

American College of Surgeons


Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance for the Busy Surgeon

Avoiding Burnout – Promoting Resilience: Strategies for the Surgeon

Surgeons share tips to beat burnout

Burnout crisis threatens medical profession

Burnout in Surgery

National Survey of Burnout among US General Surgery Residents

Avoiding Burnout: The Personal Health Habits and Wellness Practices of US Surgeons

Distress and Career Satisfaction among 14 Surgical Specialties, Comparing Academic and Private Practice Settings

Burnout among Surgeons: Whether Specialty Makes a Difference

Relationship between Work-Home Conflicts and Burnout among American Surgeons: A Comparison by Sex

Special Report: Suicidal Ideation among American Surgeons

Burnout and Medical Errors among American Surgeons

Burnout and Career Satisfaction among American Surgeons

Stress and Burnout among Surgeons: Understanding and Managing the Syndrome and Avoiding the Adverse Consequences

Diagnosis: Burnout

Physician Burnout Is a Public Health Crisis: A Message to Our Fellow Health Care CEOs

Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care

Bulletin Articles

Managing burnout: Seek outside help and foster a true work-life balance

Addressing Surgeon Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation

The Aging Surgeon: When Is It Time to Leave Practice?

ACS Statement on the Aging Surgeon

Get Some Rest: Minimizing the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Patient Care

Physician Personalities and Burnout

The Disruptive Physician: Addressing the Issues

ACS Publications

Enhancing Surgeon Wellness: Integrating a Multidimensional Behavioral Medicine Approach into a General Surgery Residency Program

Making Average Performance Excellent: Mental Skills for Performance Enhancement

Work-Life Integration: Being Whole at Work and at Home

Burnout in Surgery

Being Well and Staying Competent: Challenges for the Surgeons


The ACS Resident and Associate Society (RAS) has developed the Grand Rounds Webinar Series for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. These webinars address topics such as surgeon wellness and work-life balance. Webinars are presented monthly and archived on the ACS website for viewing.

Resources in Surgical Education (RISE)

RISE provides timely and informative peer-reviewed articles that relate to all aspects of surgical education. The focus is on brief and timely articles relevant to the everyday responsibilities and challenges faced by surgical educators everywhere. It is our hope that you will visit RISE routinely to keep informed and engaged, and even be inspired by the resources you will find.

American Medical Association

AMA Steps Forward Professional Wellness Online Modules

These modules developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) on preventing burnout offer physicians an opportunity to assess burnout as well as adopt wellness approaches in their practices.

AMA Wire® Articles on Physician Wellness

The Case for Investing in Physician Burnout

Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACGME Well-Being Resources

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) compiled resources that promote a culture of physician well-being and provide support in the case of burnout, depression, or suicide.

Association of American Medical Colleges

AAMC Resources

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) notes that well-being in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, physicians, researchers, residents, and students, and have developed resources to help explain and address the challenges.

National Academy of Medicine

NAM Resources

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, a network of more than 50 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. The Collaborative has three goals:

  1. Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being
  2. Raise the visibility of clinician stress and burnout
  3. Elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver