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New ACGME, Am Society for Suicide Prevention and Mayo Clinic resources


ACGME, The American Society for Suicide Prevention, and Mayo Clinic have collaborated to provide suicide prevention resources. https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-leading-health-organizations-aim-reduce-suicides-physicians-150100402.html

Materials on the ACGME web site http://www.acgme.org/What-We-Do/Initiatives/Physician-Well-Being/Resources include:

  1. A four minute YouTube video, Making the Difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9GRxF9qEBA
  2. A needs assessment for inventorying and designing a resident/fellow well being program for programs and institutions
  3. A toolkit to help programs and institutions respond after a suicide

The LIFE Curriculum

Welcome to  The LIFE Curriculum Word Press Site.

The LIFE Curriculum was created in 2003 to develop teaching materials relating to fatigue, depression, burnout and other challenging resident situations, and disseminate them broadly.

The curriculum was supported, in part, by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.


The curriculum is organized around twelve case -based “prototypical” scenarios.  A variety of national experts contributed materials which provide practical approaches to preventing, identifying early, and managing these situations.

The curriculum includes two “Teachers Guides,” each of which contains 4-8 topics.


  • Fatigue
  • Stress and Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Burnout
  • Boundary Violations
  • Impairment
  • Instructive Feedback


  • Legal Issues
  • “Generations” (and generational issues) in Health Care
  • Recruiting the Right Applicants
  • Staying in the Program Director Role

The authors generously gifted the use of any of these materials to program directors, faculty and residents to use in their own education.

Unfortunately our servers which hosted the external site were drowned in a Hurricane Sandy many years ago. However the two Teacher’s Guides (which contain the content)  can be downloaded at https://sites.duke.edu/thelifecurriculum/2014/05/08/the-life-curriculum/

Thanks to Brendan A Bradley who put the CD ROMs on you tube (we would have done it initially if YouTube had existed at that time.





No charge for this.  No more CD ROMs and at this point, doubt there are many computers left who could “read” this medium.