EM1909C "Physician Burnout: Making the Case for the Cure" (IM GR-090619

Physician burnout affects nearly half of all physician. This lecture will discuss the impact and consequences of burnout for physicians, patients and health care organizations as demonstrated in the literature. The lecture will also explore the drivers of burnout out and interventions/strategies to reduce physician burnout.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Define burnout
  • Explain how burnout impacts physicians, patients and health care organizations
  • Understand the drivers of physician burnout
  • Become familiar with strategies to reduce physician burnout
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Ogechi Dike, M.D.Ogechi Dike, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine – CUH

Dr. Dike is originally from Hillside, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway New Jersey. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and joined the faculty of UT Southwestern in 2015. Her academic interests include quality, safety and medical education. She leads the Patient Safety/Morbidity and Mortality committee for the Clements University Hospitalist Group, started the Hospital Medicine Interest Group for residents and physician assistant students at CUH, and serves as a mentor in the Gotcha Covered mentor program through the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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