L.I.F.E. Curriculum


Learning to Address
Impairment and
Fatigue to
Enhance Patient Safety


“The LIFE Curriculum is a collaborative effort of Duke University Hospital, the UNC Hospitals, the NC AHEC, and the NC Physician’s Health Program to assist graduate medical education programs, their residents, and faculty to prevent, identify, and manage resident fatigue and impairment. The project is funded in part by a grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.” — from the LIFE Curriculum Website.

There are three disks in the curriculum.

  • Disk 1
    • Fatigue
    • Stress and Depression
    • Substance Abuse
    • Disruptive Behavior
  • Disk 2
    • Burnout
    • Boundary Violations
    • Impairment
    • Instructive Feedback
  • Disk 3
    • Legal Issues in Residency Training
    • Among the Generations in Medicine
    • Recruiting the Right Applicants
    • Staying in the Program Director Role
There are two teacher guides for the curriculum.

Residency programs at UAMS can obtain copies of the L.I.F.E. Curriculum disks by contacting Anna Moses and providing her with blank disks. Some of the videos are available on the Stanford COM GME web site.