Join us Wednesday, May 9 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE, on physician wellbeing. Topics to be discussed are subject to change but will likely include:

  • Whether messages of awareness & calls to action regarding physician suicide should be welcome in organized medicine.
  • What can be done to change the culture of “work harder and longer” in medicine, which is largely accepted as largely contributing to physician burnout and, in turn, mental illness and suicide.
  • What impact(s) should be expected from the moves of some organizations, such as Stanford Medicine, to appoint physician leaders to lead teams that address micro and macro level burnout.
  • How to encourage clinicians with mental health issues to seek care, in light of mental health often being neglected among physicians, as Katherine Gold, MD, writes in “Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians“.
  • How healthcare professionals can reassess work versus recovery in medicine, in light of work compression in medicine largely contributing to burnout, as Dr. Shillcutt writes in “Wellbeing: A Team Sport.”
  • What signs of burnout clinicians can/should look for in their colleagues and how they can help those who show these signs.
  • Day-to-day advice to help clinicians maintain some semblance or work-life balance.
  • More…

How to Join the Chat

  1. Log into your Twitter account. Don’t have an account? Where have you been?! Just kidding, we don’t judge, but you should get one! It’s easy to create, and free. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. A couple minutes before 3:00pm ET on April 10, Search Twitter (top right of every Twitter page) for #PWChat.
  3. On the search results page, click Latest at the top left. This will show you all the latest tweets using the #PWChat hashtag. The page will automatically update every couple minutes, letting you know how many new tweets there are using the #PWChat hashtag.
  4. Answer questions, reply to other’s comments, or make a comment of your own as much and as often as you like. Just make sure to leave room in include #PWChat to make sure what you tweet is included in the chat. Otherwise, it won’t be seen.
  5. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @physicianswkly, @SashaShillcutt, and @RUBraveEnough!


About Dr. Shillcutt

Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE, is an associate professor and vice chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

She is also a wife, mother of four amazing children, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, clinical scientist, national educator. writer, speaker and Christ follower. An award winning leader in her field, Sasha’s greatest passion is empowering and encouraging women to be brave enough in their professional and personal lives. She believes you cannot be too brave, too kind, too strong, too smart, too funny, too beautiful, or too authentic.

She believes leadership and lipstick are not mutually exclusive and has inspired thousands of women to believe the same. She is an avid reader, loves fashion, and enjoys a good barbell session.