Burnout: Long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. Dimensions of burnout include
emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of lack of competence or success
in one’s work. Burnout can lead to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.
Resident: Any physician in an ACMGE-accredited graduate medical education program including
residents and fellows.
Resilience: The ability to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions or situations.
During training, residents may face difficult patient care, educational, or personal
events which have the ability to negatively affect their well-being. Decompressing
after such situations, through conversation with peers, mentors or family, and self-care
activities can increase resilience.
Well-being: Refers to the state of being healthy, happy, and successful. Well-being may be positively
increased by interacting with patients and colleagues at work, being intellectually
stimulated, and by feeling that one is making a difference/helping. In addition, self-care
activities, including exercise, getting plenty of rest and connecting with others,