Even before the pandemic, physicians had among the highest rates of suicide among professionals in America and more than half of doctors in training experience depression. Amidst the “Coronacrisis,” our mental well-being is being challenged in ways that we have never experienced before.
But there is hope for change and you can be a part of promoting it!
Join your peers online for a conversation led by Dr. Elisabeth Poorman, a general internist and addiction medicine fellow at the University of Washington.
She has written and spoken about her own experiences with mental health treatment during medical training. She has also published numerous academic and lay press articles on depression and suicide risk as an occupational hazard of medical practice.
Our evening will consist of a keynote from Dr. Poorman before we break into online discussion groups to share about experiences, challenges, and opportunities for transformation. Participants will be placed in breakout rooms with similarly licensed peers.
Non-licensed healthcare workers may also join to become aware of the challenges faced by physicians. They will be placed in breakout rooms with other non-licensees for discussion.