Fellow Well-Being

Well Being

UConn School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education is committed to supporting the well-being of all our residents and fellows during their training. For a full list of resources offered through UConn Health, the Capital Area Health Consortium and the broader community, please visit the Graduate Medical Education Office Well-Being website.

The UConn Gastroenterology-Hepatology Fellowship Program has also implemented initiatives to enhance well-being and successful work/life balance among its faculty and fellows. As burnout has risen among healthcare providers nationally, we have aimed to create an atmosphere of collegiality, support, and professional growth for the fellows and faculty in our program.

Time Off for Personal and Medical Appointments

As a fellow, your physical and mental health is a priority to both UConn Health and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. You'll have access to several resources to promote well-being, as well as time off clinical duties to attend appointments.

Formal Mentoring Program

In addition to regular one-on-one meetings with the program director, our program has developed a formal mentoring program. Our dedicated teaching faculty at all four of our training sites are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support to our fellows. You will meet with your mentors periodically throughout your time in training to review your progress and career goals and ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Professional Development Sessions

Our fellows participate in regularly scheduled sessions focused on their professional development such as:

  • Contract signing
  • Life after fellowship
  • Practice management
  • Well-being/burnout
  • Work/life balance

Organized Social Gatherings

Our program’s fellows, faculty and staff attend social gatherings throughout the academic year such as:

  • Graduation dinners
  • Happy hours
  • Holiday parties
  • Well-being events

Other Benefits

  • Free confidential counseling services and free psychiatric care for fellows in need
  • Free parking at all training sites
  • $2,000 annual travel stipend to attend educational conferences
  • $3,000 stipend for qualified educational purchases
  • ACLS certification/renewal fees paid by GME
  • AGA memberships paid by the program
  • Four weeks of paid vacation annually
  • Fitness facilities at all training sites
  • Outstanding insurance offerings
  • CAHC employee discounts
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