The Why and How to Build your Own Unique Physician Resilience Toolkit
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
Working as a physician places one at high risk for burnout due to the “service” nature of medicine. There is a stigma in the medical field as it relates to physician mental health and the perceived inability to care for patients. In recent years, we have seen an increase in physician burnout, suicide and early retirement as a result of this stigma. One can design an intentional professional well-being plan that is actually based on science and is possible to follow in the busy life of a doc. The purpose of this activity is to educate physicians on the science behind brain optimization, and how it can reduce the symptoms of burnout and mental exhaustion. The program will also help participants develop skills to utilize while facing stressful situations in both the workplace, as well as within their personal lives, leading to a healthier physician population. This will be achieved through the presentation of applicable strategies and new brain tools for physicians to utilize in order to reduce stress while increasing mental agility.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the concerns and issues physicians and employers encounter related to burnout.
- Describe the science behind brain optimization to combat physician burnout and mental exhaustion.
- Identify opportunities for physicians to build resilience through tangible takeaways and strategies applicable for everyday life.
- Develop healthier relationships with colleagues and patients through an improved relationship with oneself.
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Mary Rensel, MD
Mary Rensel, MD is co-owner of Brain Ops Group and Owner of Brain Fresh. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroimmunologist and Director of Wellness. She has graduated from the Medical College of Ohio and completed her Neurology and Neuro-immunology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. She is boarded in Neurology and Integrative Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Her work in academic medicine often intersects with wellness, advocacy, innovation and strategic initiatives. She has been a “Best Doctor” of Cleveland since 2010 per the Cleveland Magazine. She has appeared on numerous media outlets, including a spot on Good Morning America.
Ali Hively, MA
Ali Hively, MA is the co-owner of Brain Ops Group and owner of Kijia. She is a Life coach and helps companies and individuals break through their busy lives to manage stress, lose weight, gain energy and live their best life! Ali has created a signature lifestyle program to make positive change possible and long-lasting. Ali holds a Master’s Degree in education and curriculum. She has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutrition and wellness consultant. She is a member of NAWBO and gives presentations to companies focused on improving the lives and productivity of their workers.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit