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E1575. From Burnout to Burning Brightly: A Guide for Residency Program Leaders
Authors
  1. Lucas Tsikitas; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  2. Megan Le; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  3. Emmanuel Ansong; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  4. Steven Sapozhnikov; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  5. Ruth Sarmiento; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  6. Monica Sheth; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  7. Jason Hoffmann; NYU Winthrop Hospital
Background
Occupational burnout is a syndrome caused by chronic work-related stress, and is a well-described problem in diagnostic radiology, including residency programs. The goal of this exhibit is to review key concepts within the topics of burnout and resiliency and provide radiologists, trainees, and training program leadership with information about identifying, managing, and hopefully preventing burnout.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
Residency training programs must embrace key concepts of burnout prevention and wellness programming, and engage in and promote a variety of events, policies, and initiatives that focus on wellness and combating the numerous negative effects of stress and/or burnout.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
This educational exhibit will define burnout and how this relates to overall wellness in medicine, detail methods to diagnose burnout, and discuss the impact of burnout on radiology trainees, their coworkers, and their patients. The relevant literature will be reviewed, specific to radiology residency programs. Specific aspects of burnout, wellness, and related topics that are of particular importance to trainees will be highlighted. In addition, we review strategies to reduce burnout among radiology residents, including specific examples of programs, resources, tools, and other initiatives that can be used by educational leadership to champion wellness and ensure that trainees have adequate resources available to them throughout their training. We suggest areas of future study and/or other initiatives that may help to raise the bar in terms of wellness in radiology residency programs.

Conclusion
Given the prevalence and potentially serious impact of burnout on radiologists and trainees, it is essential for radiology physicians to understand how to identify burnout and to embrace key concepts in prevention and management. While many tools, strategies, and programs exist to combat burnout, substantial opportunities remain for strengthening focus and commitment to this problem at individual, departmental, and national levels. Training program leadership should engage in a process of continual reflection and innovation to augment wellness programming at their institution, tailored to the needs of their trainees.