Priorities for a Work-Life Balance

IN THIS ISSUE:   Medical Marijuana  |  NNLDs  |  Work-Life Balance  |  Neuropsychiatry SIG

Pursuing her interest in physician burnout, Deanna focuses on . . .

Priorities for a Work-Life Balance

. . . in an interview with an APM stalwart

Early-career C-L psychiatrists have been interviewing longer-standing APM members for APM News—and finding out how they developed their careers.

In this first interview, Deanna Chaukos, MD, C-L psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, meets APM Council member Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM.

In this three-minute extract, Christina talks candidly about working out priorities to create a work-life balance—but both agree it never feels like a “balance.”

Deanna’s primary interests include mind-body medicine, as well as physician burnout and well-being research. She led a multi-site controlled trial evaluating the impact of a stress management and resiliency training curriculum for residents on well-being, involving different medical specialties at MGH, NYU Langone and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Deanna works on both the Geriatric C-L and Adult C-L teams at Mount Sinai Hospital. She completed her fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital adult psychiatry residency program, where she was the MGH administrative chief resident.

She completed her MD at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and her undergraduate degree in biology at Brown University.

Deanna is the recipient of the GAP (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry) and Laughlin fellowships, as well as one of the APM Webb fellows for 2016-17. She is planning a career in academic psychiatry with a focus on graduate medical education and psychosomatic medicine.

Do find time to watch the full 12-minute interview where Deanna and Christina discuss how C-L psychiatry came about and what makes us suited to fill the role of a C-L psychiatrist. Also revealed in the video is early thinking behind plans for our 2018 Annual Meeting – Christina is the meeting’s program chair.

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