The latest ACGME Common Program Requirements (CPR Section VI. C. [Wellbeing]) put a renewed emphasis on patient safety and resident and faculty wellbeing.
ACGME determined this emphasis was important because:
- Residents and faculty have an increased risk for burnout and depression when compared to the general population
- Self-care and a focus on psychological, emotional, and physical wellbeing are critical in the development of a competent, caring, and resilient physician
- Programs have the same responsibility to address wellbeing as they do to evaluate other aspects of resident competence
The Institute for Physician Integration has put together a program to address the new requirements and foster a wellbeing-focused workplace culture.