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now, Add uP the score. each response shows the number of "points" you receive for
marking it.
Overall Score:
Like golf, the lower the score the better. In this case, lower scores indicate that the physician in your family is likely
not suffering from a dangerous level of burnout. However, the signs of physician burnout are both gradual and
cumulative and should be screened periodically. Physician families play an important role in the detection and
prevention of burnout as well as supporting activities that promote physician resilience and wellbeing.

0-12

13-24

25-36

37-48

Green Light (0-12 points or 0-25%) - The physician is likely not suffering from
burnout and is probably happy with his or her professional and personal life.
Additional self-care and awareness are always valuable; information on how
physician families can engage in activities to promote physician resilience can be
found in the AMA Alliance Guide to Physician Burnout and How to Effect Change.1

Yellow Light (13-24 points or 27-50%) - The physician should seek out information on
methods of self-care and engage in more activities to increase personal wellbeing,
such as getting more sleep and exercise and engaging in non-medical activities which
bring him or her pleasure, especially family activities. The AMA's Steps Forward Guide
to Improving Physician Resiliency2 is a valuable tool, as is the AMA Alliance Guide to
Physician Burnout and How to Effect Change. 1

Red Light (25-36 points or 52-75%) - The physician should seek assistance from a
personal physician or trusted mental health professional, from a local or state medical
society, health system, or the state's Physician Health Program. Important information is
also included in AMA's STEPS Forward Preventing Physician Burnout Module3 and the
AMA Alliance Guide to Physician Burnout and How to Effect Change.1

Flashing Red Light (37-48 points or 77-100%) - The physician may be in need of
immediate professional intervention from a personal physician or trusted mental health
professional, from a local or state medical society, health system, or the state's Physician
Health Program. Important information is also included in AMA's STEPS Forward Preventing
Physician Burnout Module3 and the AMA Alliance Guide to Physician Burnout and How to
Effect Change.1

This quiz is not intended to be diagnostic; a trained health care professional should be consulted if burnout is suspected.

Resources:
AMA Alliance Guide to Physician Burnout and How to Effect Change / www.amaalliance.org/physician-burnout
AMA STEPS Forward Guide to Improving Physician Resiliency / https://www.stepsforward.org/modules/improving-physician-resilience
3
AMA STEPS Forward Preventing Physician Burnout Module / https://www.stepsforward.org/modules/physician-burnout
4
Online Physician Family Burnout Quiz / https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHPQWTJ
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