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Well- Being


Well-being by definition is the state of being happy, healthy and prosperous. 
In recent years, the ACGME’s Physician Well-Being initiative has expanded its commitment to the well-being of physicians.  In 2017, the ACGME revised the Common Program Requirements for all programs, regardless of specialty, to address well-being more directly and comprehensively.  The requirements emphasize that psychological, emotional and physical well-being are critical in the development of a competent, caring and resilient physician.  

CAMC has developed a framework that defines five components of well-being including emotional; social; professional; physical; and financial well-being as key determinants in a person’s overall state of well-being. 

Emotional Well-Being …understanding and managing emotions and related behaviors, coping effectively with stress and burnout; adapting to change and building resilience.

Social Well-Being … a sense of belonging, social inclusion and community; feeling connected in society and nature by acknowledging and emphasizing interdependence and relationships.

Professional Well-Being … occupational satisfaction and enrichment by contributing unique gifts, skills and talents to tasks that are personally meaningful and rewarding;  improving and sustaining work processes that contribute to producing “joy in work.”

Physical Well-Being… adopting healthful habits while avoiding destructive habits; maintaining a healthy quality of life that promotes accomplishing daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress.

Financial Well-Being … developing prudent and responsible financial habits, effectively using tools to manage financial resources, and committing to monetary goals for future needs.

Resources currently available in each of these areas have been briefly outlined on the pages of this website but do not include program-specific initiatives.  For more information on program specific well-being initiatives, residents should talk to their program director/coordinator. 








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