Meet Les Schwab, MD, a professional coach, internist, and medical leader, and the host of MedPEP. He is joined by Marie Curious, MD, a young primary care internist who finds her growing clinic practice to be increasingly stressful and overwhelming. Les and Marie embark upon a journey to discover solutions to survive and thrive in today’s depleting medical environment. Marie’s longstanding aspirations to be a healer are now butting up against the harsh and inhuman bottom-line driven realities of medical practice. She hopes that her young daughter doesn’t become a doctor. Les describes the physician burnout epidemic that afflicts more than 50% of US physicians. Together, Dr. Schwab and Dr. Curious launch the first season of MedPEP – a series of frank conversations they conduct with a series of guest experts. Each MedPEP guest shares strategies, techniques, and resources to help Marie feel better and improve her ability to function effectively at the team, organizational, and system levels.