Physician burnout and depression seem to be prevalent in our society as a whole these days. The SIU SOM Alumni Society board has established a Physician Wellness Committee to look at ways we might be of assistance to our alumni, residents/fellows, and students. Excessive workloads, negative workplace culture, poor work/life balance, and perceived lack of autonomy in one’s work and/or study can all contribute to a feeling of isolation.
Purpose: To assist our alumni across the globe, residents, and students with a support system from their alma mater.
Physician to Physician Support Resources
Various alumni have offered to serve as resources in the following areas. If you are interested in connecting with an alum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.545.7800. All communication will be held strictly confidential.
City/Regional Area Resources:
Specific Areas of Interest:
Physician-to-Physician Connection Events
Physician-to-Physician Connection Events: If you are an alumnus/alumna and interested in serving as a host for fellow alumni in your area for coffee, dinner, gathering, and discussion, please contact Alumni Affairs at email@example.com or call 217.545.8515. Springfield and Carbondale will host the first of these events as a guide/trial and we will then expand the program.
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