Live Well

Neurology is the only medical specialty that has both one of the highest rates of burnout and the lowest rates of work-life balance. AAN leadership is well aware of your daily challenges and how emotional exhaustion can lead to the loss of interest and enthusiasm for practicing medicine.

New Leadership Program! Live Well, Lead Well: A Well-being and Resiliency Program for Neurologists

A unique nine-month program designed to reduce and prevent burnout among neurologists. 

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It's important to remember that it is possible to prevent burnout as well as restore well-being. Your health matters to the AAN and we're here to help. Each day AAN staff and member volunteers are working on your behalf to decrease regulatory hassles to make it easier to be a successful neurologist. Additionally, we've compiled the following resources to provide you with tips, tools, and strategies for cultivating well-being and resiliency in your life.

AAN Burnout Studies and Editorials: 

  1. Burnout, career satisfaction, and well-being among US neurologists in 2016 
  2. How can neurologists avoid burnout? (editorial to #1)
  3. Burnout, career satisfaction, and well-being among US neurology residents and fellows in 2016
  4. Residents don't just look miserable…they really are (editorial to #3) 
  5. Burnout, career satisfaction, and well-being among US Neurologists in 2016: A qualitative study


Electronic health records and other clerical tasks can play a significant role in burnout. Consult these resources to find out what the AAN is doing for you—and how you can help.

AAN Programs
External Programs
Books and Videos


From work-unit to institutional challenges, conditions in your practice environment can be a significant source of burnout. The resources in this section focus on ways to prevent and mitigate burnout stemming from the workplace.

External Programs
Books and Videos


Self-care is the foundation to cultivating well-being and resiliency—taking care of others really does start with taking care of you!

External Programs
Books and Videos

Share Your Stories and Suggestions

Whether it's a success story about resiliency or an idea you wish to share, we want to hear it! Your feedback is invaluable as we strive to make our well-being resources meaningful and relevant to you. Please email Member Services.

A Word from the American Academy of Neurology Past President, Terry Cascino, MD, FAAN


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