Our physicians and staff are the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group’s greatest resource.
Permanente Medicine physicians and staff propel our organization forward as we provide unrivaled, and often selfless, care to our members. The practice of medicine in the 21st century imposes unparalleled demands on our personal resilience as physicians. At the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, we encourage our physicians and staff members to take advantage of our wellness, engagement, and resilience offerings to foster well-being and strengthen joy and meaning in the work that we do every day.
Richard McCarthy, MD
Associate Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic States
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C.
At the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), we invest in your health and well-being so that you may invest in others and yourself. We provide numerous opportunities for MAPMG physicians and staff to discover their best selves, to thrive — personally, physically, and professionally.
Annual Wellness Weekend
Held at a resort-style location, this wellness-focused event is designed to provide physicians, staff, and their family members with opportunities to improve personal and professional well-being through learning from expert speakers, participating in fun activities, and networking with colleagues.
Running/Walking and Golf Clubs are available for both beginner and seasoned athletes to have fun participating in local events with colleagues at reduced fees.
It is important that all MAPMG physicians and staff members take care of their physical health and feel comfortable in their workspace. We offer ergonomic assessments and in-person consultations with expert ergonomic specialists to ensure you have what you need to feel comfortable in your office and clinical environment.
Community Discount Book
Making your day-to-day life healthier and less stressful is easy with MAPMG’s exclusive discounted services to fitness centers and studios, meal delivery services, childcare, vacations and family activities, and for computers, cell phone service, and more.
Professional Development & Wellness Website
Exclusively for MAPMG physicians and staff, this site is a one-stop resource for professional development and wellness information including a virtual library regularly updated with new books, webcasts by subject-matter experts, a physician written blog, an events calendar, and more.
We have a robust network of physician Wellness Champions who plan local initiatives at or near your home Medical Center. Our Wellness Champions engage directly with our physicians to focus on the priorities most meaningful to you including networking opportunities, Continuing Medical Education (CME) offerings, meet-ups for parents, sports fans, foodies, volunteering, creative arts, and more.
At MAPMG, we strive to create a culture where our physicians and staff members engage more deeply with each other at work and in the community. As health care professionals, we know how valuable personal connections are to better health and well-being so we provide offerings to help you form deeper bonds with those around you.
Shared Success Mentoring
Newly hired physicians benefit from advice, support, and encouragement from knowledgeable mentors. Upon hire, we match all our physicians with enthusiastic and experienced physician mentors or mentoring groups to serve as a friendly ear and a voice of guidance as physicians navigate their new workplace.
Hear from a recent mentee: view our video.
Programs and Events
Wellness is a journey, and to support your journey, MAPMG provides an array of events, conferences, and trainings to assist you in improving your personal and professional well-being. A few of our events include:
- New Physician Day Celebration
- Women in Leadership Conference
- Wellness Weekend
- Permanente Medicine Day
- New Shareholders Celebratory Weekend
- Leadership Development Programs
Social Wellness Events
Sports fans will enjoy our partnerships with local professional sports teams for discounted tickets, aspiring musicians can join MAPMG’s Rock Band, The Retractors, or if you are looking for kid-friendly activities to do in the area, join the Permanente Parents meet-up group.
Finding Meaning in Medicine
Finding joy in the work that we do every day impacts our emotional well-being and interactions both at work and at home. MAPMG offers small group opportunities to explore the personal meanings and values inherent in the practice of medicine such as compassion, empathy, and service as well as multi-disciplinary forums that focus on the human dimension of medicine to help strengthen compassionate connections in health care.
Resilience allows you to harness inner strength to help rebound from a setback or challenge. When you are better equipped to handle the unique challenges that come with caring for others, you are more likely to thrive and lead a more connected, joyful, and fulfilled life. MAPMG provides physicians and staff with many opportunities designed to nurture resilience.
Emotional Support Programs
MAPMG strives to create a culture that fosters psychological safety and emotional well-being by having resources and support networks available during challenging times.
Second Victim Peer Support Program. Comprehensive support and guidance for physicians who experience a normal reaction to an adverse event or stressful outcome, also called a “second victim experience.”
Working Minds Program. Mental health awareness and suicide prevention training and resources to promote a help-seeking and help-giving environment at MAPMG.
Clinician Experience Project
Video-based learning resource available to all MAPMG physicians with hundreds of short skill-building videos that have been developed by physicians and, for physicians. The resources are designed to turn everyday challenges into sustained improvement in clinician well-being and resiliency, patient experience, clinical team performance, quality and safety, and more.
Electronic Health Record Efficiency and Optimization
Training and programs designed and taught by MAPMG physicians to help you learn how to navigate the Electronic Health Record more quickly and efficiently. With a “save time everyday” mentality, the trainings and programs offer tips and techniques to help reduce the day-to-day workload.
Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage Program
Finding a work/life balance is a challenge, especially when you work in a busy, thriving medical practice. MAPMG’s partnership with Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage is your safety net when planned and unplanned personal and family needs arise. From school holidays, snow days, respite care, recovery from an illness or surgery, assistance for an elderly relative, if your kids are mildly ill, or if a regular caregiver calls in sick or quits, this program offers subsidized back-up care for emergency child care, adult/elder care, and self-care needs.
Employee Assistance Program
With family, relationship, work, and personal demands, sometimes life can be overwhelming. MAPMG offers a free, confidential, 24/7 Employee Assistance Program to help you through it all, including career issues, caregiving and relationship support, financial and legal assistance, mental wellbeing counselors and resources, crisis support, and more via in person or telephonic sessions.
Professional Development Opportunities
Ongoing professional development is essential to your skills and effectiveness in your role. MAPMG provides professional development opportunities including Continuing Medical Education (CME), live and virtual trainings, opportunities for involvement in local medical societies, retreats and conferences, and more.