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Resident Wellness

Promoting resident wellness and reducing resident burnout is a major program priority. Our work is championed by a dedicated team of residents and faculty who collaborate to develop and sponsor a wide variety of activities aimed at promoting physician wellness, developing personal resiliency, preventing burnout, and providing resources for confidential self-reporting and support.

Holiday Party
Office Retreat
Group Dinner

Preventive Education

Dedicated educational sessions for all resident classes focusing on:

  • Identifying characteristics of health and wellness
  • Promoting resiliency
  • Sleep and fatigue mitigation and management
  • Burnout identification and prevention
  • Wellness assessment

Personal Skill Development

Small group training sessions and workshops are held throughout the year to help residents develop skills that promote personal resiliency, such as:

  • Cognitive flexibility
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Assertiveness development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • The science of happiness


  • Team building and bonding.
    • Dedicated class and all resident retreats
    • Office retreats
    • All-program social events
  • Peer mentorship program
  • Faculty academic and track advisors
  • Support activities
    • PGY-1 monthly Support Group
    • Balint Group
  • Wellness Wednesdays (Fall and Winter)
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
    • Medical Humanities Seminar Series
  • River Rounds (Spring and Summer)
    • Social outings
    • Happy Hours
    • Dinners
    • Walks and hikes
  • Medical humanities seminar series
  • Confidential access to behavioral health treatment