Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness

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. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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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 or 217.545.7800. All communication will be held strictly confidential.

City/Regional Area Resources:

  • Raleigh, NC
  • South GA
  • Minnesota
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Southern IL
  • Belleville/O’Fallon, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boulder & Denver, CO
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • Springfield, IL

Discipline Resources:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • OB/Gyn

Specific Areas of Interest:

  • Administration
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring/Distance Mentoring
  • Wellness and Burnout
  • Technology and the Future of Healthcare
  • Clinical Research and Publishing
  • Academic Hospitalist
  • Early Career Advice with Students/Residents
  • New Ways to Practice Medicine/Direct Primary Care

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 Relations at 217-545-8515.  Springfield and Carbondale will host the first of these events as a guide/trial and we will then expand the program.