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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
Group Dinner
Front Porch Gathering
Costume Party

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
  • Compassion fatigue
  • 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
  • Managing difficult doctor-patient relationships¬†
  • Expressive writing¬†
  • Coping ahead


  • 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
    • Monthly support group for each class
  • Wellness Wednesdays (Quarterly)
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
  • Group Activities
    • Social outings
    • Happy Hours
    • Dinners
    • Walks and hikes
    • Book Club
  • Confidential access to behavioral health treatment
  • Finding Meaning in Medicine