Physician Clinical Evaluation Program

Physician Clinical Evaluation Program


The UVA Physician Clinical Evaluation Program provides a comprehensive clinical evaluation to physicians and clinicians who need further information about their functioning and any potential psychological, cognitive, or medical impacts on such.

The core faculty is from the University of Virginia Physicians Wellness Program and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. The three core faculty all have extensive experience assessing and working with physicians and other professionals.



J. Kim Penberthy, M.A., Ph.D. (Co-Director), Associate Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science


John Schorling, M.D., M.P.H. (Co-Director), Harry T. Peters, Sr. Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Director, Physician Wellness Program, Internal Medicine


Nassima Ait-Daoud, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science


The evaluation is completed at the School of Medicine of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and is typically several hours long. It includes a psychological, psychiatric, and cognitive evaluation as well as a medical evaluation. The evaluation also involves the collection and interpretation of collateral information from colleagues and co-workers in addition to in-clinic assessment materials. Thus, we recommend scheduling two full days for the evaluation. At the conclusion of the evaluation, a written report is generated as well as any treatment or follow-up recommendations, such as recommendations for additional assessment, education, or interventions.

For additional information about the cost of the program or how to refer please contact: Dr. J. Kim Penberthy at or 804-564-1589.