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
For more resources, check out our Healthy Physician Program
MSDC active members are eligible for free wellness consultations with one of eight wellbeing professionals. You can work with them on COVID, professional, or personal concerns. Learn more at our professional wellness page.
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.
- Financial Resources
The American Hospital Association has a list of discounts from popular companies available to health care workers see here.
- Professional Resources
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.