Physician Burnout Resources

MSSNY - Physician BurnoutStress is a serious problem with serious consequences faced by many physicians throughout their professional careers.  

Recognizing that this is a critical challenge for the medical profession and the overall healthcare system, the MSSNY Stress and Burnout Task Force (see members here) was formed to address ways to help our colleagues understand the issues, develop skills to manage their own stress, and have a resource to turn to.  

We have gathered a compendium of relevant articles that will help you understand and cope with the universal issue of physician stress and burnout. Material on this topic is abundant, and we have organized these important articles by dividing them into four sections, based on the reader’s perspective:

We have written 5 articles that cover individual and organizational interventions that will help you understand and cope with the universal issue of physician stress and burnout 

1. Physician Burnout as an Individual and Public Health Issue: The need to reassess best use of resources
2. Physician Burnout - The State of the State: MSSNY Task Force on Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Findings
3. Burnout Reduction for the Individual Clinician
4. Physician Burnout - Systemic/Organizational Issues and Solutions - A Roadmap for Leaders
Burnout: Advocacy Efforts
For your convenience, all five articles are grouped as a compendium and are available for download as a single PDF file by clicking here.  

The Task Force plans to continue to develop additional materials, support mechanisms, and advocacy initiatives to help MSSNY members deal with this crucial issue.

We welcome your comments, which you may send to

Michael R. Privitera, MD 
Chair, MSSNY Physician Stress and Burnout Task Force
Director, Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program
University of Rochester Medical Center