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With the prevalence of depression and even suicide among doctors, medical schools are paying more attention to the emotional and psychological needs of physicians at the beginning of their careers.

To that end, Stanford University’s medical school has selected Dr. Tait Shanafelt as its first chief wellness officer. He will also be director of the WellMD Center and associate dean of the medical school, beginning in September. Currently at the Mayo Clinic, Shanafelt focuses on the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


Shanafelt’s move to Stanford will be a culmination of his years of research into physician burnout and related issues. He also assisted Stanford in developing its 2016 physician survey.

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