Wellness is a top priority in the Department of Radiology at Northwestern. We have identified a number of resources available to faculty including self-testing for burnout, employee benefits, health and lifestyle information, and access to support for wellness-related issues.
The Radiologist Physician Engagement and Wellness Council creates initiatives and provides resources for faculty, trainee, and housestaff well-being. Interested in getting involved? Contact Dr. Swati Deshmukh.
Improve Your Telehealth
With widespread and rapid adoption of telehealth practices, many physicians have encountered workflow changes including increased screen time and more sedentary hours seated in front of a computer. Recognizing the similarities between the telehealth lifestyle and a diagnostic radiologist's typical day at work, Dr. Swati Deshmukh teamed up wtih Dr. Jeanne Horowitz to investigate ergonomics of telehealth. Poor ergonomics in the setting of telemedicine can lead to eye strain, neck and back pain, repetitive stress injuries of the wrist and shoulder, and headache. Optimizing workplace ergonomics is an important component of physician wellness. Combining Dr. Deshmukh's experience in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention with Dr. Horowitz's prior research on work-related injuries in the department of radiology, the two physicians created a guide to aid clinicians in improving the ergonomics of their telehealth practices. Click here for our downloadable PDF of advice for better ergonomics. Both Dr. Deshmukh and Dr. Horowitz are graduates of the NM Scholars of Wellness program.
Physician Burnout and Wellness Tests
Test yourself and find learn more via Stanford University's WellMD website.
NU YourLife: Counseling, Coaching, and Wellness Classes
The Northwestern University YourLife Program offers a variety of resources for faculty including free short-term counseling, referral for mental health or substance abuse services, executive coaching, fitness and meditation classes, nutrition counseling, financial resources, and discounts.
Faculty Appointments, Promotions, Moonlighting, and Career Development
Information about your faculty appointment through Feinberg School of Medicine can be accessed via their website. FSM offers guidance on your appointment, as well as guides to promotions and tenure, and career development. Find the career track that works for you.
For more career development, contact NU RaMP, the Department of Radiology's faculty mentorship program.
The Department of Radiology offers several moonlighting programs to provide faculty and trainees with opportunities to earn additional income. Contact Dr. Swati Deshmukh for further information.
Northwestern Faculty Wellness Program
Northwestern University offers a number of resources for faculty. The Faculty Wellness Program is designed to assist full-time faculty experiencing difficulties in their professional and personal lives. Human resources also offers work/life resources through its benefits program.
Access descriptions of benefits offered through NU including assistance determining healthcare coverage, retirement savings, and at-home care for family.
NM Physician Forum
Get the latest updates from Northwestern Medicine via the physician forum.
Continuing Medical Education
Learn what you can do to fulfill CME requirements at the Northwestern Continuing Education site.
Housestaff and Trainee Wellness Program
McGaw offers wellness programs for housestaff and trainees.