The years you spend in residency will be physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. We recognize the inherent demands of your training and endeavor to reduce unnecessary stresses as well as provide the residents and faculty with tools for managing stress. Your wellbeing is an essential component of an environment conducive to becoming an excellent Family Physician.
You will schedule your call among the resident group within guidelines to facilitate individual flexibility, but reduce fatigue. Our residents pride themselves in being sensitive to the needs of the individual while meeting the demands of the program. The bulk of your intern call is done while on night float, which aids in decreasing fatigue and post call demands. We stage resident retreats each year to provide opportunities for team development and planning outside of the hospital setting. You will also have a special schedule during Christmas and New Year to alternate in-hospital work with a prescribed curriculum. We have a monthly Balint group, which is a forum for discussing doctor/patient interactions and other pertinent issues, is held for all residents and faculty three times a month. You will meet with your advisor on a regular basis to map your journey through the program. The Director of Behavioral Health is available to address resident and faculty concerns and facilitate use of resources as appropriate. We hope that these tools will enhance the wellness of our program members, allowing us to strive towards our personal and professional goals.