Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Physician Experience

Results of a physician satisfaction survey conducted by the Wisconsin Medical Society in 2015 clearly demonstrate rising dissatisfaction and burnout among Wisconsin physicians—a trend that has serious implications for patients and the profession.

More than 1,000 physicians completed the survey, and while most are satisfied in terms of practice environment, work-life balance, income and their ability to provide high-quality care, they are feeling burned out. They are unsatisfied with the amount of time they get to spend caring for patients frustrated by the amount of time they spend instead on administrative and data entry tasks.

This trend is not unique to Wisconsin, but one the Society is committed to addressing. We have outlined several advocacy and professional development strategies in this WMJ report and created a task force that is working to move them forward.

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From WMJ

  • Original Research: Factors Affecting Physician Satisfaction and Wisconsin Medical Society Strategies to Drive Change (Coleman M, Dexter D, Nankivil N. WMJ. 2015;114[4]:135-142.)
  • Editorial: Results From Wisconsin Medical Society‚Äôs Physician Satisfaction Survey Are Cause for Concern (Dexter D. WMJ. 2015;114[4]:131.)
  • Commentary: Dissatisfaction Among Wisconsin Physicians Is Part of Serious National Trend (Sinsky C. WMJ. 2015;114[4]:132-133.)

Wisconsin Medical Society Physician Experience Statement of Purpose