Taking care of the caretakers
People are drawn to the field of medicine to serve, and medical students are fully ready to sacrifice themselves to the rigors of residency. But the demands of medical education can take a significant toll. Physician burnout can lead to poorer patient care and increased medical errors as well as increased rates of substance abuse, suicide, and intent to leave practice.
A preeminent east coast hospital and medical school asked Daylight to help them better support their students to prepare them for long, successful careers in medicine. We created a comprehensive set of wellness interventions that targeted a variety of student needs from physical care to mental health.
The medical institution rolled out our interventions with their residents and presented our toolkit at a national conference for internal medicine. As they track the long-term impact of the program, the institution continues to advocate for creating a healthier, more sustainable medical school experience for all.