“Our well-being and the well-being of our teams ultimately affects the health and well-being of our patients and our communities.” M. Rapley, MD, AAMC
Individual response to stress and challenge can be variable and unpredictable. A growing body of literature has shed light on increasing rates of burnout among medical students, residents and practicing physicians across disciplines. Developing strategies to build resilience using internal and external resources to nurture and restore “joy” to the practice of medicine remains a critical objective.
Our Wellness Program serves to build peer to peer and vertically integrated support systems. ACTIVE DOCS, teambuilding events, off site retreats, social gatherings and invited speakers and panels serve to educate, integrate and empower our trainees to promote wellness. Mental health and counseling resources are readily available to our trainees and their families.