Physicians, Clinicians, and Healthcare Leaders:

We need you to join the conversation to bring back the #JoyofMedicine.87 percent of physicians

A Geneia survey found that the nationwide Physician Misery Index is 3.7 out of 5, indicating high levels of physician dissatisfaction and a need for healthcare leaders to work together to restore the Joy of Medicine.

In 2015, Geneia challenged physicians and medical students to share their ideas for improving physician satisfaction, and a panel of physician judges chose Hashim Zaidi, MD.

Watch the highlights of Joy of Medicine Challenge or the full event video.

HIGHLIGHTS                                                         FULL EVENT VIDEO             


Since the Joy of Medicine Challenge, Geneia has continued to highlight the acute need to reverse widespread physician dissatisfaction. We have hosted monthly Twitter chats with physician leaders who are working on this issue, including:
  • Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, vice president, professional satisfaction, American Medical Association, Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans, Dubuque, IA, the author of In Search of Joy in Practice; A Report of 23 High-Functioning Primary Care Practices, and the architect of the AMA’s practice transformation program, STEPSForward.
  • Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS, the world’s first surgeon to use Google Glass during live surgery.
  • Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, chief medical officer of the Ultrawellness Center, and one of the most satisfied physicians as measured by the Physician Misery Index.
  • Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, geriatrics physician executive, HIMSS16 Social Media Ambassador, and member of the HIMSS Physician Committee.
  • Steven Stack, MD, then president of the American Medical Association.