Take Your Wellness Pulse: UR Medicine Thompson Health – Physicians’ Well-Being Index Survey


This year, Thompson Health is launching the Well-Being Index (WBI) survey for our physicians. Going forward, this will be an annual event.

The WBI highlights our commitment to clinician wellness. It provides immediate, individualized feedback and resources to address burnout, as well as de-identified statistical data that will help us track the overall well-being trends and gauge the success of our Wellness programs. 

The survey opens May 8, 2019. Please complete your survey by June 8.

About the Index

Developed at the Mayo Clinic and offered in partnership with MedEd Solutions, the Well-Being Index is a validated tool for assessing burnout.

Research shows that it’s a useful screening index to identify clinicians in distress and that it can help members of our profession make changes to improve their well-being.

Physician Well-Being Index FAQ

Q: How do I take the survey?

A: Physicians will receive an invitation from Ben Wandtke, M.D. and David Baum, M.D. via an email from Heidi Durkee (heidi.durkee@thompsonhealth.org) on May 8. 

Q: Who will see my scores?

A: No one other than you; personal results are completely confidential. Thompson Health will only see de-identified summary data.

Q: What will Thompson do with that data?

A: We will use it to assess the overall well-being of our physicians and develop customized Wellness programming using URMC’s and Thompson Health's extensive resource network. This data will also serve as a benchmark by which we will gauge future physician Wellness trends. We will share these results with you.

Q: My results suggest burnout. What should I do?

A: The tool will provide you with links to local and national resources that may help you. Because UR Medicine and Thompson Health cannot see your scores, it is important that you take advantage of the resources offered. Depending on your answers, you’ll be presented with suggestions from a selection of the following categories:

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Career & Professional Development
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Fatigue
  • Health Behavior
  • Medical Errors and Malpractice
  • Money
  • Relationship & Work-Life Balance
  • Stress & Resiliency
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Q: Where can I find more information?

A: Links to studies and validation are available here.

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