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Improving Well-Being and Reducing Burnout Among Health Care Workers: National/State/Local and URMC Update

This session will address national and state level efforts to improve wellness, modeling ways to decrease stigma, and paving the way for getting help, and efforts being done by the very institutions whose purpose is to protect the public to reduce burnout. URMC individual and organizationally-based structural changes to decrease occupational stress and improve wellness will also be addressed.

At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant wil able to:

  • Appreciate that individual efforts to reduce burnout must also have the commitment to action of organizations and stakeholders in the healthcare system.
  • Discuss specific efforts to reduce burnout being done by organizations and stakeholders in the healthcare system.

Presented by:

Arthur Hengerer, MD, Past Department Chair and Professor of Otolaryngology, Chair of the Professional Medical Conduct Board of NYS, Immediate Past Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards, Co-Lead of the Action Coalition of the National Academy of Medicine

Michael R. Privitera, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Service, Medical Director, Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program 

To register for this seminar, please email the Office for Faculty Development at

The Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Series is a qualifying activity for the URMC Malpractice Premium Differential Program.

In-person attendance at the seminar is needed to qualify for malpractice reduction and CME credits.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, K-307 (3-6408)
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Lectures and Talks, Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education


Faculty, Staff, Health Care Professionals

Office for Faculty Development
Contact Phone or Email

Continuing Education Credits

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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