Professional Wellness

As a physician or future physician, you’ve dedicated your career to caring for your patients’ health and well-being. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients’ health care needs have spiraled and the hazards of providing that care have intensified. As the world prepares to enter a third year of a “new normal,” many things have become known, many things have changed, and many will never be the same. How have these changes affected you and your ability to thrive – both professionally and personally?

The data shows that, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, physician burnout was on the rise. Those statistics have only increased and a variety of other issues have piled on. You’ve now also shouldered an incomprehensible amount of stress, grief, and moral injury.

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) recognizes these challenges and hopes to provide you a space full of resources and tools that will support you in making your life, health, and happiness a priority. It’s time to thrive in medicine and in life – together!

With the materials provided below, we hope to align with the values that brought you to medicine, help you connect with a tribe of like-minded individuals, and thrive in your personal and professional life. Whether you’re trying to figure out how to prioritize yourself without feeling selfish, looking to learn how to set and maintain boundaries, struggling to navigate through workplace stress, or wondering how to tame your inner critic, there are resources for it all.



Need Help Now?

Crisis Intervention: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 800.273.8255 or text 4HOPE to 741741.

Confidential Resource for Physicians: The Ohio Physicians Health Program (OPHP) offers services and resources to health care professionals affected by mental, emotional, and behavioral illness. To get help or learn more, visit the OPHP website or call 614.841.9690.

Questions & Feedback

If you have any questions or if you would like to share a valuable resource, article, story, etc. to include on this page, please contact Director of Foundation and Strategic Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.724.7327.