Personal and Professional Assistance During COVID-19
During this public health emergency, it is essential that physicians look after themselves as they look after their patients. MSDC is pleased to offer public and Society-specific resources to all physicians to help them take care of themselves during the crisis and ensure they only have to worry about their patients.
MSDC Physician Health Committee Chair Charles Samenow, MD, held a webinar with MSDC members on April 29 to discuss mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Health and Wellbeing Resources
June 29, 2020
MSDC recognizes the immense emotional and psychological strain the COIVD-19 emergency is putting on our local physicians. To help those helping our residents, we offer the following leadership resources (click each name to learn more):
MSDC's Physician Health Program is available to help any MSDC member in distress. Read more about how here in a letter from Chair Dr. Charles Samenow. The PHP is available to refer any physician or allied health professional to appropriate resources - please contact us today.
Previous MSDC Board Chair and psychiatrist Catherine May is volunteering her time to speak with any physician who needs to chat with a colleague on COVID-19, or recommend someone if she is unable. Contact MSDC staff to receive her contact information.
- MD COVID Sitters provides essential workers in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia access to childcare, pet care, tutoring, online classes, errand runs (e.g. meal prep, grocery shopping), and other household services free of charge.
See how to request or to help here.
Headspace, the mindfullness app, is offering free sign-ups for physicians. Sign up using your NPI number here.
For physicians who need temporary housing during the epidemic, Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) has properties available at reduced rates. View the properties here and call 703-930-1656.
RVs 4 MDs pairs medical personnel exposed to the coronavirus by their jobs with families willing to temporarily loan their RVs to nurses/doctors so they can self-isolate when at home and reduce exposure or infection to the families of medical doctors. For more information, go here.
- The American Medical Association has guidance for physicians to maintain wellbeing during COVID-19 here.
- Financial Resources
June 29, 2020
The American Hospital Association has a list of discounts from popular companies available to health care workers see here.
- Professional Resources
June 29, 2020
CDC has new resources for spreading public health messages on social media - see their sample posts here.
The American Board of Medical Specialties has guidance on their website for physicians on the various medical Boards.
The American College of Physicians held a webinar on lessons learned from COVID-19 and how physicians can support each other during the tumultuous time. You can view the webinar here.