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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.


  • Health and Wellbeing Resources

    March 31, 2020

  • 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.

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    Contact the Physician Health Program here
  • MSDC is partnering with Dena George, MD, to offer a free, 45 minute coaching call for those MSDC physicians who want to speak with a professional peer on the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. You can schedule a call with Dr. George here. You can learn more about Dr. George and her practice at GeorgeMDCoaching.com

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    Schedule an appointment with Dr. George here
  • You can also listen to Dr. George's newest podcast episode "Managing Overwhelm and Uncertainty" here.

  • MSDC is partnering with Jacqueline Huntly MD,MPH, to offer a free, 45 minute coaching call for those MSDC physicians who want to speak with a professional peer on the impact of COVID-19 on their work and lives. If it is helpful a  follow-up call (free) is also available.You can schedule a call with Dr. Huntly at jackie@thrivetoleadmd.com. To learn more about Dr. Huntly, please visit her website at ThrivetoLeadMD.com.
     
  • DC COVID Sitters is a DC student run organization dedicated to supporting healthcare workers and support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students provide childcare, grocery delivery, and petting sitting while maintaining good social distancing. See more on 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.

  • The American Medical Association has guidance for physicians to maintain wellbeing during COVID-19 here.

  • Financial Resources

    Coming soon

     

  • Professional Resources

    March 30, 2020

    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.