As leaders in healthcare, we dedicate our lives to taking care of others. Physicians Working Together was created to help eliminate the isolating issues that we face as physicians. We are an umbrella organization for information, advocacy, networking, collaboration, community outreach and support for one another. Our mutual support for each member will strengthen our ability to provide quality patient care. We intend to serve as a staple in the future of quality healthcare by mentoring and empowering medical students to successfully complete their medical studies and physician training.
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Physicians Working Together was founded in 2015 by Dr. Kimberly Funches Jackson in Columbus, GA. The Non-Profit organization now represents an international membership base of nearly 9,000 physicians in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean Islands, and more.
Each member shares the common desire to support their colleagues and medical students’ journey to medicine. PWT also advocates for the physical and mental well-being of physicians in order to facilitate excellent patient care in the communities served.
The Founder Dr. Kimberly F. Jackson is also responsible for founding National Physicians Week – a national holiday celebrated annually by doctors around the world during the week of March 25th - 31st. National Physicians Week was formed to honor the healers dedicated to the art of medicine.
WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO JOIN OUR NETWORK OF MORE THAN 9k PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS!
TOGETHER WE ARE BEST, EVERY MEMBER LEADS.
A new AAMC study projects a shortfall of up to 139,000 physicians by 2033. Among the factors: older patients and retiring doctors.
There are minimal efforts across the board that activate veteran physicians to become more active in the education system. Our country cannot go on in a healthy manner without physicians. The Future Physicians of America program was created in response to the alarming rate of decline in the physician population. It is up to us to train and inspire great physicians who will be responsible for the well-being of our communities in the future. PWT non-profit programs provide innovative approaches to education and measurable activities that will contribute to a sustainable healthcare system.
Physicians are highly underrepresented in the war on healthcare. Nevertheless, from training to practice we adhere to our responsibilities as caregivers with a sense of honor. Behind closed curtains, physicians are pounded by the increasing list of guidelines and policies that are limiting the full integrity of the healthcare system.
We do our best to meet the expectations of both the healthcare system and our patients, but the juggle is becoming a stress factor that has caused many doctors to leave healthcare altogether.
In many cases, the ever-changing health care policy demands create longer hours, more paperwork and less time for patient interaction. Patients are not privy to the extent of the doctor's experiences beyond the exam room. It's our job to leave our issues on the other side of the exam room door because patients deserve us at our best.
Physicians are in the middle of a silent war on the front lines of healthcare. We serve in a constant battle for our patients, staff, and we spend much of our time defending the honor of our medical profession and accolades. We are seeing a vast increase in the post-traumatic effects of physician burnout and our list of fallen soldiers in medicine continues to grow.
The healthcare model has migrated into a systematic business structure where physicians have a minuscule amount of input on how they provide care. Physicians are forced to spend less time with patients and more time on paperwork. We are doing our best to change that.
Our non-profit organization features a Medical Student Mentorship Program that educates and inspires future healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities that they will need to overcome today’s challenges and embrace tomorrow’s trends.
PWT Member Testimonials
PWT is a powerful forum for physicians from all specialties across the United States to come together and voice their concerns and raise awareness. This is why I joined. We cannot do it alone and our voices need to be heard.
— Dr. Jason Hoover, Radiologist
Phenix City, Alabama
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