The Society of Bedside Medicine has joined four leading universities to study the impact of the training environment on physician burn out among internal medicine residents. The five-year, $1.8 million grant is funded by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Collaborating with Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the award will support critical factors that affect the well-being and clinical skills of residents across different programs.
"This novel and innovative AMA grant is an important step in building a training environment where people are truly at the center of care," said Dr. Abraham Verghese.
In year one of the study, collaborators will better understand the modifiable risk factors of the training environment. Starting in year two, those factors will begin to be tested in a real-time, "Graduate Medical Education Lab". The aim of the study is to find techniques that, when scaled to other training programs, will improve resident wellness and clinical skills.