Mayo Well-Being Index

Over 100 faculty have responded to our recent wellness survey, with the mean self-assessed score of burnout hovering around 50 on a scale of 1-100.  The OFD is analyzing your answers regarding key factors contributing to work stress, as well as suggestions for ameliorating those factors.  We will produce a report shortly.  You may still take that survey at this link.

Please watch for an email containing a link to the Mayo Wellbeing Index, coming in the next month.  This index is a validated system of assessing physician wellness, also being readied for use by the GME Wellness office to assess wellness in our trainees.  Data from an individual’s survey will be available to the individual immediately, along with resources applicable to areas of risk flagged by the index results.  An individual’s data will not be identifiable to Washington University, but aggregate data for the department will be available.  You may take the Mayo WBI more than once if you choose.  Currently, the Offices of Faculty Development in Pediatrics and in Internal Medicine plan to pilot use of this index, which may then be adopted by other departments.

In addition, on the OFD website a list of mental health providers who are currently accepting patients (some adult, some pediatric) is posted, thanks to the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

The OFD has developed a brochure outlining current department and university wellness programs and benefits that can be accessed at this link or on our website.  Hard copy brochures are also available from the OFD for divisions wishing to include them in recruitment or onboarding packets.

Lastly, please see our listings of offerings for faculty wellness coming up, including a book club, chair massage, and happy hours.

OFD News
Bess Marshall, MD, Steps Down from OFD

After 12 years, Bess Marshall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in Endocrinology and Diabetes, will be stepping down from her position as co-director for the Pediatric Office of Faculty Development. Marshall first came to WashU in 1990 to complete her fellowship in endocrinology after obtaining her medical degree from Vanderbilt and completing …

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Resources for parents with school-aged children

500 Women Scientists Minecraft Server To sign-up:, Open to Kids and relatives too! Follow the Minecraft Server creators the 500 Women Scientists Crafting Group on twitter: @500WSCrafting   Edge for A web-based forum with all sorts of information to support an academic physician including: Science help for homebound kids …

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Employee online support groups

WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times. Details are on the HR Mental Health Resources page. Current topics include: Mondays — Quarantine Support Group, 10-11 a.m.; Frontline Support Group, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays — Coffee and Questions: Ask the Expert, …