Being a physician can be deeply gratifying, but it also comes with stresses and challenges that can take a toll on your health and well-being. Heavy workloads, demanding standards of training and practice, and complex practice environments are just some of the factors that can put any physician at higher risk of personal and professional dissatisfaction, burnout and depression. The impacts of this — on you, on patient care and on the performance of the overall health system — make supporting physician health an imperative for the CMA.
Recognizing the range of challenges physicians face, we advocate for a shared responsibility approach — targeting both individual and systemic factors that negatively affect physician health — as the pathway to meaningful, sustained improvements.
If you need personal assistance or are in distress, please contact your provincial physician health program.
More than one in four physicians and residents reported high levels of burnout.
of physicians and residents reported high resilience
of physicians and residents screened positive for depression.
of physicians and residents surveyed said they were aware of physician health program services available to them, yet only 15% had accessed them