Resources for GME Faculty and Trainees

The following are links to a variety of wellness tools and mental health self-screening instruments.

Wellness Curriculum

The AWARE suite of on-demand well-being resources is designed to promote well-being among residents, faculty members, and others in the GME community. AWARE's initial focus is primarily on individual strategies for cognitive skill-building and includes a video workshop, podcasts, and the ACGME AWARE app. Programs, institutions, and individuals are encouraged to download these educational resources for integration into local curricula or to use in conjunction with other efforts to mitigate the effects of stress and burnout and foster well-being among members of the GME community.

The LIFE Curriculum was created in 2003 to develop teaching materials relating to fatigue, depression, burnout and other challenging resident situations, and disseminate them broadly. The curriculum was supported, in part, by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

The NAM Clinician Well-Being Collaborative’s National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being intends to drive collective action to strengthen health workforce well-being and restore the health of the nation. Resources on this site will aid with advocacy and support for changes in your work area.

Burn Out and Mental Health Self Screening Tools

Mental Health America provides a range of screenings which include: depression, anxiety, eating disorder, addiction, ADHD, PTSD, and postpartum depression.

Following the screening, you will be provided with information, resources, and tools to help you understand and improve your mental health.

The Mini Z survey is a validated, brief, and effective tool that helps you take the temperature of your work environment. It was developed for use in medical providers (physicians and advanced practice providers) and has been adapted for use in nurses, residents, medical students, executive leaders, and teams both inside and outside of healthcare. If necessary, we have longer, more in-depth tools to help understand areas of challenge and/or success (“Deep Dives”). Ultimately, the survey provides a roadmap for making meaningful change in workplace satisfaction and wellness. The Mini Z survey is free for use in research and educational capacities.

Stanford Medicine provides self-screening tools to aid you in exploring your own personal degree of well-being and which factors impact you most right now.

  • Professional Fulfillment

  • Burnout

  • Self-Valuation / Self-Compassion

  • Sleep-related impairment

  • Impact of Work on Personal Relationships

Your responses and assessment results are for your use only — they are not saved and will remain confidential.

Professional Quality of Life (proQOL) is intended for any helper - health care professionals, social service workers, teachers, attorneys, emergency response, etc. Understanding the positive and negative aspects of helping those who experience trauma and suffering can improve your ability to help them and your ability to keep your own balance.