Personal and professional well-being are vital to the success of members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and your patients. Many health care professionals experience periods of distress, yet few physicians seek help. In an effort to provide relief to interested surgeons, the ACS has compiled several resources to support surgeons and residents as they confront the challenges associated with surgical care.
One of these new resources is the Physician Well-Being Index. All U.S. Fellows and Associate Fellows in active practice, as well as Resident Members and Fellows in training, are invited to use this validated screening tool that provides an opportunity for you to better understand your overall well-being and identify areas of risk in comparison with physicians and residents across the nation. (Access for International Members is not yet available.) Local and national resources also will be tailored to you based on your results. The tool is completely anonymous. Your information and score is private, and your individual score will not be shared with anyone, including the ACS.
Visit the ACS Surgeon Well-Being page to learn more about the tool and how to access it, as well as to review other helpful resources.