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Int J Med Educ. 2016 Aug 4;7:255-60. doi: 10.5116/ijme.578a.2064.

An orientation to wellness for new faculty of medicine members: meeting a need in faculty development.

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1
Department of Archeology and Anthropology, University of Calgary, Canada.
2
Office of Faculty Development, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada.
3
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the format, content, and effectiveness of a newly developed orientation to wellness workshop, and to explore participants' overall perceptions.

METHODS:

This was a mixed methods study. Participants consisted of 47 new faculty of medicine members who attended one of the four workshops held between 2011 and 2013. Questionnaires were used to evaluate workshop characteristics (10 survey items; response scale 1=unacceptable to 7=outstanding), intention to change behavior (yes/no), and retrospective pre/post workshop self-efficacy (4 survey items; response scale 1=no confidence to 6=absolute confidence). Mean scores and standard deviations were calculated for the workshop characteristics. Pre/post workshop self-efficacy scores were compared using a Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Participants' written qualitative feedback was coded using an inductive strategy to identify themes.

RESULTS:

There was strong support for the workshop characteristics with mean scores entirely above 6.00 (N=42). Thirty-one of 34 respondents (91%) expressed intention to change their behavior as a result of participating in the workshop. The post workshop self-efficacy scores (N=38 respondents) increased significantly for all four items (p<0.0001) compared to pre workshop ratings. Participants perceived the key workshop elements as the evidence-based content relevant to academic physicians, incorporation of practical tips and strategies, and an atmosphere conducive to discussion and experience sharing.

CONCLUSIONS:

  Participants welcomed wellness as a focus of faculty development. Enhancing instruction around wellness has the potential to contribute positively to the professional competency and overall functioning of faculty of medicine members.

KEYWORDS:

faculty development; orientation; wellness; work-life balance

PMID:
27494833
PMCID:
PMC4983183
DOI:
10.5116/ijme.578a.2064
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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