Office of Professional Development

Well-Being Index

Well-Being Index


Your well-being as a physician or non-clinical faculty is vital to the learning environment and, ultimately, to patient outcomes. Assess your well-being and compare your results nationally.
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine invites you to participate in the Well-Being Index. This validated tool is an opportunity to help you better understand your overall well-being and areas of risk compared to other physicians or non-clinical faculty across the nation, as well as provide access to local and national resources.
It’s important to note, this tool is 100% anonymous – your information and score are private and your individual score will not be shared with University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, or anyone for that matter.
Setting up an account is easy and completing the Index takes less than one minute.  There are only 9 questions for physicians and 7 questions for non-clinical faculty.
Learn How The Physician Well-Being Index Works


Track your well-being over time.
The Well-Being Index tracks your results over time. This allows you to correlate changes in well-being results to life events. Based upon these results, the tool provides resources when they’re needed the most.
Compare your scores to others nationally.
The most accurate way to assess your well-being is to compare your results to others on a national level. This allows you to see in which areas you exceed and which areas you’re at higher risk compared to your peers.
Access free resources.

We strive to provide the best education and awareness through resources. After completing the Well-Being Index, you will have access to both national and local resources across multiple categories and topics.


The SOM will provide reminders to assess their Well-Being every 6 months, but individual faculty can take the survey up to monthly on their own to track their progress.


Want to know how to start?  Contact those below to learn who you should contact in your department to have access to the Well-Being Index.

Christine Sullivan, M.D.
Associate Dean for Professional Development

University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine


Julie Banderas, Pharm.D.

Professor, Chair—Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine

Assistant Dean—Graduate Studies


Mike Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean-Academic Affairs

Vice-chair, Biomedical Science


Sara Gardner, M.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education