Ohio Coalition Offers Online CME Courses on Improving Physician Well-Being

(COLUMBUS, OH, May 2019) – The Ohio Physician Wellness Coalition (OPWC), which represents Ohio physicians and hospitals and focuses on addressing physician burnout, launched six videos in its continuing medical education (CME) wellness video series.

The current offering of videos and topics include:

  • Balancing it all: A physician’s guide to understanding and managing stress, burnout, and resiliency. Presented by Nelson H. Heise, MS, Clinical Director, Ohio Physicians Health Program.
  • Mental health issues in medical students and residents. Presented by Alan B. Levy, MD, Psychiatrist at OhioHealth, and Past President of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association.
  • Isolation and socialization in medical professionals. Presented by William Resch, DO, Psychiatrist at Ohio Health, and President of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association.
  • The science and art of gratitude. Presented by Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, University Hospitals Cleveland, and Chair of the Ohio Physicians Health Program.
  • Meditation and mindfulness for emotional well-being. Presented by Nelson H. Heise, MS, Clinical Director, Ohio Physicians Health Program.
  • Mental wellness for the attending physician. Presented by Sallie Wilson Luther, DO, Anesthesiologist, and Founding Member of Suicide Awareness and Voices for Education (SAVE) US Dayton.

These six videos are available for free on the OPWC website, under the CME tab: www.ohiophysicianwellness.org/cme.

The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians. The OSMA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1TM Credit, and is providing CME at no cost. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The estimated time of completion is 1.0 hour for each module.

Funding for these courses has been made possible through the generous support of the Academy of Medicine Education Foundation (AMEF) and Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). OPHP staff have been instrumental in coordinating these courses and making them available online for physicians.

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The purpose of the Ohio Physician Wellness Coalition (OPWC) is to address physician burnout and provide physician wellness initiatives.

OPWC members include the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio; Columbus Medical Association; Ohio Academy of Family Physicians; Ohio Hospital Association; Ohio Osteopathic Association; Ohio Physicians Health Program; Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association; Ohio State Medical Association; Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; and Ohio Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians.


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