Target Audience

This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals of all specialties.

Goals and Objectives

Physician burnout is currently recognized as a significant and growing crisis for the healthcare workforce. Over 65% of physicians are experiencing at least one symptom of burnout, and providers have almost a 100% prevalence of burnout over their career lifetime. This presentation will describe the hallmark characteristics of burnout, its personal and systemic consequences, and individual strategies for building resilience and preventing burnout. Resilience tools will be described and practiced, and participants will be encouraged to design a plan for integrating wellness into their workday, as well into the regular routine of their work unit. At the conclusion of the session, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Identify and describe the characteristics and consequences of burnout in healthcare;
  • Explain and utilize common tools for developing personal resilience;
  • Develop and implement easy and effective wellness interventions as a way of integrating a culture of wellness into a work unit.

Course Information

CME Release Date:   November 16, 2018
Valid for credit through:  November 16, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of  1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Eric A. Brown, MD, FACEP

Dr. Eric A. Brown has served as the System VP for Patient Flow & Care Innovation for Palmetto Health in Columbia SC since August of 2016.  In this capacity he has led the construction of a comprehensive flow improvement strategy for this 4 hospital system by chartering a dedicated team, reengineering countless processes to improve efficiencies across the organization, and optimizing health IT systems, including TeleTracking, to create a data-driven enterprise.  Additionally, Dr. Brown has served as the Physician Executive (CMO) at Palmetto Health Richland, the flagship academic hospital of the Palmetto Health system, since February of 2014.

Prior to that time, he served as the Executive Director of the Palmetto Health – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Simulation Center from its inception in 2006.  He has held a number of leadership roles in the simulation arena including Chair of the Public Affairs and Government Relations Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Brown also served on the Board of Directors for the Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation (AIMS) for 5 years, an organization dedicated to simulation advocacy on a federal, state, and local level. He has regularly visited South Carolina legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss the benefits of simulation and support for pending legislation to advance this cause. He is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician, faculty member with the Palmetto Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program, and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Brown completed his baccalaureate at Duke University in 1990. He was a Territory Manager for Baxter Healthcare Corporation before pursuing his graduate degree. He entered medical school in 1996 at Boston University School of Medicine, where he was inducted as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 2000. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 2003 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina.


  • Dr. Brown has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
  • Dr. Brown does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Rachel Brown, MD

Dr. Rachel Brown is a family physician certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. She received her MD from Boston University School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her residency training at the Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program in 2003, followed by a Faculty Development fellowship at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Brown is experienced in the medical care of children and adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, pregnant women, and the elderly. Her special interests are in prevention and health maintenance, chronic disease management, sports medicine, and wellness coaching with goal-setting.

Dr. Brown worked as the predoctoral director and associate residency program director at the Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency for twelve years.  After working on special wellness projects for Palmetto Health team members as a wellness consultant, she was hired by Palmetto Health as the Medical Director of Health and Wellness.  She provides medical oversight of and administrative consultation on the development of team member wellness programs and has a special interest in physician and provider resilience interventions.

She is also the owner of Free To Move Fitness, LLC, a family fitness company that provides health education, fitness classes, and wellness coaching to adults and children, especially those with or at risk for chronic disease.  Dr. Brown is certified as an American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor and an International Youth Conditioning Association Youth Fitness Specialist.


  • Dr. Brown has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
  • Dr. Brown does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Charlee Alexander, BA, MPH

Charlee Alexander is a Program Officer at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) where she directs the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, a network of more than 150 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout and improving the well-being of health care professionals. She also co-directs the NAM Culture of Health Program, a multiyear collaborative effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify strategies to create and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for all Americans. Charlee graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


  • Dr. Alexander has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Alexander does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Donald DiPette, MD
Christopher Morris, MD
Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Jennifer Price, MA, SMA CME Program Manager

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