Life Curriculum

Learning to Address Impairment and Fatigue to Enhance Patient Safety

These learning modules will address the following ACGME Educational Requirements:

  • Fatigue
  • Stress and Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Burnout
  • Boundary Violations
  • Impairment
  • Instructive Feedback

The instruction is divided into two parts – both of which may be accessed from this page.  The instruction manual for program directors may be viewed here.  (Please note, if you have a popup blocker enabled, you will need to hit the ‘shift’ key prior to clicking on these links.)

For Part I Click HERE.

For Part II Click HERE.

This program was developed under the direction of Kathryn Andolsek, MD, MPH, the Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.  The LIFE curriculum is a case-based educational program designed to help GME programs educate residents and faculty to prevent, identify, and manage resident fatigue and impairment.  This educational activity was supported by an educational grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.