Making the Case to Address Clinician Burnout

Why is this important?

Clinician burnout is a deadly, complex, and prevalent problem that needs engagement at all levels of the healthcare system to address. Getting the attention of leadership is an important first step in improving the situation. Leadership buy-in is an essential element for the necessary culture and systems changes that have been shown to improve clinician burnout and professional satisfaction. This module will provide the user with the information and tools necessary to approach relevant stakeholders about clinician burnout.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Practice Managers

Learning Objectives

  • Start a conversation with leadership about clinician burnout/well-being
  • Articulate the reasons to address clinician burnout/well-being
  • Facilitate a constructive meeting with leadership on the topic
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 20.00 ABIM MOC
  • 20.00 ABMS MOC
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CME Information and Disclosures


Practice Advisor Content Manager

Jillian Schneider, MHA1

Manager Practice Support, American College of Physicians



Hasan Bazari, MD, FACP2

Associate Professor of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital


Andrea S. Cedfeldt, MD, FACP1

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Vice-Chair for Faculty Development Oregon Health & Science University


Paul R. Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP1

Professor of Medicine

Director, UNC Physician Assistant Program


Susan Hingle, MD, FACP1

Professor of Medicine

Vice-Chair of Education

SIU School of Medicine


Diana McNeill MD, FACP1

Professor of Medicine

Director of Duke AHEAD

Duke University Medical Center


Mukta Panda MD MACP1

Assistant Dean Medical Student Education

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga


Jonathan A. Ripp, MD1

Senior Faculty, General Internal Medicine

Senior Faculty, Medical Education

Mount Sinai Health System, New York


Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD, FACP2

Vice President, Clinical Programs

American College of Physicians


Staff Editors

Disha Patel, Practice Support Coordinator1

[1] Has no financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

[2] Has disclosed financial relationship(s) with an entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

CME Credit available: Completion of the module Biopsy followed by implementation of improvement activities in the practice with evaluation after a minimum of 30 days by completing a second module biopsy allows you to earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

MOC:  Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 20 Practice Assessment points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) MOC Initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS MOC DirectoryPatient and Family Engagement has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II Self-Assessment and/or MOC Part II CME Activities (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:

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Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

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This module was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Available Credit

  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 20.00 ABIM MOC
  • 20.00 ABMS MOC

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