Providers everywhere are feeling stressed, burned out and sometimes even considering a different career.

To support Providence providers (doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners), the Providence Medical Staff Coaching Initiative began in 2021. The program is funded in part by donations to Providence Portland Medical Foundation.

The first cohort began in September 2021 with 59 providers. The 12-week coaching sessions helped participants regain their love of medicine, feel professionally fulfilled and reduce their stress. Survey comments included:

"I had come to question whether medicine was a career I could sustain. The coaching initiative is providing a key step on my path back to medicine and hope for a long and fulfilling future."

"This program has offered me far more than other wellness initiatives I have encountered. I feel a shift in myself that will help me be a better doctor."

The program is so successful that several cohorts will continue in 2022.