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Annual Meeting CME program focuses on physician satisfaction

Physician Satisfaction: The Heart and Soul of the Profession is the focus of an educational opportunity available during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 25.

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, this CME program goes to the heart of how satisfied Wisconsin’s physicians are with their working lives and what can be done to help shift work systems toward health. Physician faculty and subject matter experts will present evidence, studies, strategies and tools on the key issues affecting overall physician satisfaction and potentially leading to occupational burnout.

Speakers include Donn Dexter, MD, the Society’s new chief medical officer, Michael Miller, MD, Christine Sinsky, MD, PhD, and Katherine Sanders, PhD. Doctor Dexter will summarize some of the results of the Society’s recent physician satisfaction survey, and Dr. Sanders will interpret the survey findings through the lens of systems engineering, explaining how work system design affects physician health. Doctor Sinsky will share her research in the Joy of Practice, and Dr. Miller will discuss policy changes in how the Society cares for physicians who need assistance healing themselves.

The program will conclude with a panel discussion about the issue of physician satisfaction. It will provide insight into how physicians can get involved in shifting health care systems toward health, for everyone’s benefit.

Program registration will open soon, with a special rate for Society members and no charge to Annual Meeting delegates.

This program is supported by a grant from the PIC Wisconsin Fund of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

Learners will be able to:

  • Describe work system characteristics that promote health and productivity, as well as occupational stress and burnout.
  • Recognize how the work environment’s physical, social, technological and cultural attributes either support or challenge high quality of work and high quality of working life.
  • Discern potential leverage points for intentional change to promote the physicians’ own health and that of their teams.

For further information, e-mail Megan Schomer, the Society’s medical education and professional development coordinator. Stay tuned to Medigram for further details on this event as they become available.

The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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