What is well-being?
Well-being is the sense of satisfaction in life, that you feel balanced and are living according to your value system. There are multiple domains that fuel well-being: physical, emotional, social, financial, occupational, environmental, spiritual, and intellectual.
We asked our residents, what does “well-being” mean to you?
“Well-Being stems from a culture of support, one that cultivates growth, recognizes that we all make mistakes, and supports each other during difficult periods.”
What is the Internal Medicine Resident Well-Being Committee?
The well-being committee strives to respect, encourage, support and foster the emotional, physical and social well-being of our residents so that we create environments to establish stronger bonds of friendship within the UConn family. We focus on building autonomy, competence and relatedness in our program. Our goal is to have a thriving team of residents who in turn can continue to passionately facilitate high quality patient care.
Our committee is composed of our well-being chair, representative chief residents from our 4 sites and representatives from all PGY levels in our program. We meet monthly to drive forward our resident focused initiatives.
How do we promote well-being among residents? See below!
PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (PPD)
- Education and Discussion on Self-Care and Mental Health
- PGY2 Retreat
- Clinical Skill sessions
- Patient Case Simulations
- Well-Being (Paintball, Amazing Race, Scavenger Hunt)
IN THE WORKPLACE
- International Bazaar (January)
- Well-Being Week (March)
- Monthly Housestaff Lunch
- Monthly Resident Spotlight
- Laughter Is the Best Medicine - Mental Health Awareness Month
- Well-Being Report
SOCIAL and WELL-BEING EVENTS
- Annual Kayaking Trip
- Intern Welcome Picnic
- Attendings vs Residents Basketball Game
- Match Day Celebrations
- Diwali Celebrations
- Photography Contest
- Halloween Party
- Annual Sports Day
- Holiday Party
- Graduation Celebrations
- Spring Prom
- Annual Awards Nights
- Resident Peer Mentorship
- Faculty Advisor
- Women in Medicine Group
- Instagram (@uconnim_res)
- Facebook (UConn Internal Medicine Residency)
- Twitter (@UConnIM)
- 4 Weeks of Vacation
- Parental Leave
- Program Health Benefits - Vision, Dental, Medical
- Free Mental Health Counseling
- Employee Assistance Program
- Education Funds
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.