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Grand Rounds | Building Resiliency–Innovations in Medical Education

Identifying the nature of the burnout problem, and providing ideas through innovations.
Grand Rounds | The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm



Janette Rodrigues, administrative director, GW Resiliency & Well-being Center,


Healthcare provider burnout, a work-related syndrome involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment, is prevalent internationally. Rates of burnout symptoms that have been associated with adverse effects on patients, the healthcare workforce, costs and healthcare provider’ health.

This problem represents a public health crisis with negative impacts on individual healthcare provider burnout, patients and healthcare organizations and systems. Drivers of this epidemic are largely rooted within healthcare organizations and systems and include excessive workloads, inefficient work processes, clerical burdens, work-home conflicts, lack of input or control for physicians with respect to issues affecting their work lives, organizational support structures and leadership culture.  

In this GW Resiliency & Well-being Center grand rounds presentation, Darshan Hemendra Mehta, MD, aims to identify the nature of the problem, and provide ideas through innovations in medical education that have been used to mitigate risk and change individual and organizational culture.  Dr. Mehta is the medical director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, assistant professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and education director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.