The mental health effects of medical training and practice are becoming increasingly well documented, with high rates of burnout, depression and suicide among residents, fellows, and physicians in practice. Awareness of physician burnout and depression has recently taken center stage within the medical profession. Striving for wellness during medical training and adopting methods to maintain wellness can help trainees to learn lifelong strategies for maintaining satisfaction and joy in their careers. This presentation will describe the growth and development of a House Staff Mental Health Service at a major academic institution, highlighting the unique internal and external barriers that limit physician access to mental health treatment.
**This content was captured at the 2018 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Identify the internal and external barriers that limit access to psychiatric treatment for physicians, and describe how those factors contribute to higher rates of burnout
- Apply the current evidence on suicide screening to the physician population
- Assess the utilization of a House Staff Mental Health Service
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: August 1, 2022
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Laurel Mayer, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Director, House Staff Mental Health Service, NYP-CUMC. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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