Our program strives to shape fellows into happy, well-rounded cardiologists. Well-Being is something that is taken very seriously and there are several measures in place to support fellows.
FEEDBACK: There are many ways to give feedback to the program. There are monthly fellows’ meetings where concerns can be brought up in a fellows-only forum and then brought to the attention of the key leadership through the voice of the chief fellow. There is an anonymous suggestion box for written suggestions, and both assigned and unassigned MyEvaluations for attendings, residents, fellows, and other staff. There are biannual meetups with the program and associate program directors to check in. Most importantly doors are always open for attendings and co-fellows for concerns, and questions.
MENTORSHIP: Each new fellow is assigned a senior fellow “buddy” as well as an attending mentor to start with and ensure a smooth transition into fellow life. Fellows can easily also find new mentors as they progress through their training and refine their future interests.
COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH: The Capital Area Health Consortium provides free, confidential counseling to all residents and fellows.
WELL-BEING: There is a fellow who is designated the “social chair” and helps schedule well-being events throughout the year for fellows to relax and let loose outside of work. Events in the past have included apple picking, skiing, hockey games, mini golfing, dinners/happy hour and more. There are funds dedicated to use for fellow well-being. Below are some more recent fun pictures!
UConn School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education is committed to supporting the well-being of all our residents and fellows during their training program. 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.