Employee and Trainee Well Being

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Medical University of South Carolina Department of Neurology Commitment Statement on Healthcare Employee and Trainee Well Being

As a healthcare institution, we have the responsibility to teach, model and create an environment that fosters both physical and emotional health for our patients, our community, our families, and ourselves. The leadership recognizes the integral role healthy, passionate, and engaged caregivers play in fulfilling this mission. They recognize the unique stressors faced by healthcare employees. They are committed to partnering with the faculty, trainees, and staff to understand workplace factors that both promote wellness and contribute to burnout.


  • Develop and implement strategies to reduce burnout, retain neurologists in practice, increase the number of neurology trainees, and continue to provide a high quality of neurologic care.
  • Improve work-life balance for all neurology team members
  • Develop strategies to mitigate the effect of external and internal factors on healthcare employee wellness
  • Identify organizational and health care system factors that increase risk of distress for healthcare employees


  • Involve managing triggers and addressing symptoms:
    • Foster resilience
    • Improve mood and reduce burnout
  • Reduce work factors that lead to burnout
  • Participate in Leisure time activities
  • Routine contact with colleagues to discuss patients and stressors
  • Fostering relationship with friends and family
  • Personal reflection sessions, access to mindfulness based and cognitive behavioral approaches to reduce stress