If Every Third Resident is Burnt Out | What About the Other Two?

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Just in 5 Video Series
Julie M. Schirmer, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Educational Consultant
Preventive Medicine Enhancement for Maine (PrevME) Program

In collaboration with the Preventive Medicine Enhancement for Maine (PrevME) program as a part of the Division of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Maine Medical Center.


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