"> WellnessEdge™

Wellness and Burnout Prevention Education


The WellnessEdge™, powered by SurgeonMasters, provides a strong foundation, including progressive strategies and forward-thinking action plans, to help surgeons thrive in their careers and personal lives. 

Ten on-demand video modules and a workbook of exercises introduce and reinforce key principles and concepts to improve well-being and insulate against burnout. 


  • Learning, Understanding and Implementing the 8 PRACTICEs of Highly Successful Surgeons.
  • Energy for Personal and Practice Wellness
  • Attitude Resilience
  • Time / Life Management Using Rhythm
  • Reciprocity of Roles and Relationships
  • Communication with Mutual Understanding
  • Inspiring Others to Shared Goals
  • Complex Problem Solving Through Simplicity
  • Mental Wellness
  • Emotional Intelligence

Contact the SurgeonMasters Team (Team@SurgeonMasters.com) to discuss bringing the WellnessEdge to your hospital, practice or institution. 

How can surgeons be at their best? 

Program Benefits

Surgeons finish the WellnessEdge with problem-solving strategies, time management techniques, communication skills, and healthy lifestyle habits they need to achieve the satisfaction they are looking for in their careers.

WellnessEdge™ participants will:

  • Identify healthy practices not taught in medical training that increase sustainability
  • Implement effective habits that foster well-being
  • Develop strategies to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally sustainable surgical careers
  • Create awareness of negative patterns that contribute to burnout
  • Develop strategies and action plans to achieve goals

Learn more about the profound impact the WellnessEdge™ is having on surgeons by contacting us today - Team@surgeonmasters.com

WHAT IF... ?

WHAT IF...? is only two words and six letters. There are literally millions of words longer, words that carry deeper meaning and nuance, words that get your attention immediately.

But... when combined, these are two of the most powerful words in our language. They can change your career and your life. 

WHAT IF... ? I could have the same passion for work that I had at the beginning of my career? 

WHAT IF... ? I could clarify the role my many roles in my practice and at home? 

WHAT IF... ? I had a better attitude that influenced those around me? 

WHAT IF... ? I could communicate in such a way that fostered mutual understanding and improved my relationships? 

WHAT IF... ? I changed the way I thought about time management? Would it result in getting more done with less effort? 

WHAT IF... ? I could inspire and influence others?

 WHAT IF... ? I had the ability to deal with complex problems and dilemmas through simplicity? 

WHAT IF... ? I had more energy to stay well and lead a more fulfilling and sustainable surgical practice? 

WHAT IF... ? We could make changes now that would impact the course of our careers and lives- both inside and outside of the OR.

WHAT IF... ? 


The Strategies Surgeons Need To Take Control of Their Careers and Prevent Burnout

What drives surgeons? Do you really know? 

Of course, you know who they are in a professional sense.  You know who is an heart surgeon, who is an orthopaedic surgeon.  You know the general surgeon that can step into almost any role. 

You know who the high-performers are today.  But, will they be high-performers tomorrow?  Will they be able to be?

How can surgeons stay at the top of their profession and avoid burnout?

Surgeons exit residency and fellowship ready for the professional realities of long nights with little sleep, high-intensity situations, and potentially life-changing conversations with patients and their families.  These are often the hallmarks of a successful surgical careers.

However, the actual practice of medicine is much more complicated than what is learned through professional training.  There is no way to prepare for the pervasive culture of shame and blame in the healthcare industry, or how to deal with the daily frustrations of a continually changing medical system. 

Electronic medical records, expense cutting, decreasing reimbursements, new performance measures, and interpersonal issues can make navigating a surgical career feel like it is about surviving in an unrelenting system, and not about providing the best patient care.

These are just a few of the issues contributing to the increasing rate surgeon burnout.

Until recently, the stigma of burnout was that only the weak experienced symptoms.

In reality, most surgeons feel the effects of burnout at some point in their careers.

According to the Medscape National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018¹, more than 40% of physicians reported burnout.  Fully half of all physicians surveyed between the ages of 45 – 55 reported burnout. 

Left unchecked, burnout can lead to:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Early Retirement
  • Decreased Productivity
  • Lost Revenue
  • Poor Patient Satisfaction
  • Medical Errors

Perhaps most concerning is the role burnout plays in medical errors.  According to a recent discussion paper by the National Academy of Sciences², medical errors are commonly the result of burnout.  And it is widely acknowledged that medical errors are rarely, if ever, the result of one individual.  With such high incidents of burnout reported, it is not difficult to imagine situations when several burned-out medical providers are in high-stress situations together.

It is essential that practitioners and healthcare leaders take action now to prevent and treat burnout among surgeons. Doing so is beneficial for surgeons, patients, hospitals, and the healthcare industry as a whole.

The WellnessEdge™  changes habits to improve well-being and builds resilience to prevent burnout.

WellnessEdge™ Healthcare Provider Coaching:

In addition to video instruction and workbook exercises, the WellnessEdge™ incorporates healthcare provider coaching into the program modules. Coaching allows the program to be tailored to each participant and can have a profound effect on a surgeon's practice, physical health and mental well-being.

Healthcare Provider Coaching helps medical professionals to:

  • Create short-term and long-term goals
  • Develop strategies to reach goals while managing the complexities of day-to-day life
  • Learn and implement the necessary steps to deal with self-defeating thoughts
  • Examine strengths and see situations from new perspectives
  • Develop and employ resilience training and stress management techniques

Gold, Silver and Bronze programs include group coaching hours, Gold and Silver programs include one-on-one coaching hours.  Coaching sessions can be completed by web-conference or over the phone.


Gold Program - $2,995 / Participant (Greatest Value) - 5 Participant Minimum

  • (1) Pre-Course Assessment
  • (10) Video-Based Learning Modules
  • (1) Workbook
  • (1) 1 Hour Kick-Off Session (Web-Conference)
  • (1) 1 Hour Wrap-Up Post-Course Session (Web-Conference)
  • (2) 1 Hour Group Coaching Session (Web-Conference)
  • (3) 1 Hour Individual Coaching Session (Phone)
  • (1) Post-Course Assessment

Silver Program - $1,995 / Participant - 5 Participant Minimum

  • (1) Pre-Course Assessment
  • (10) Video-Based Learning Modules
  • (1) Workbook
  • (1) 1 Hour Kick-Off Session (Web-Conference)
  • (1) 1 Hour Wrap-Up Post-Course Session (Web-Conference)
  • (2) 1 Hour Group Coaching Session (Web-Conference)
  • (1) 1 Hour Individual Coaching Session (Phone)
  • (1) Post-Course Assessment

Bronze Program - $995 / Participant - 5 Participant Minimum

  • (1) Pre-Course Evaluation
  • (10) Video-Based Learning Modules
  • (1) Workbook
  • (1) 1 Hour Kick-Off Session (Web-Conference)
  • (1) 1 Hour Wrap-Up Post-Course Session (Web-Conference)
  • (2) 1 Hour Group Coaching Session (Web-Conference)
  • (1) Post-Course Assessment

Individual Participant Program - $495 

  • (10) Video-Based Learning Modules
  • (1) Workbook
  • (1) One 45-minute Post-Course Review Session


¹ Peckham, C. (2018, January 17). National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018

²Burnout Among Health Care Professionals. (2017, July 5).