Well-Being and Program Benefits

Well-Being Group
Well-Being Group Baking Cookies

The UConn Ob/Gyn residency program leadership team understands the importance of promoting a healthy work-life balance and overall resident well-being. As a result, we implemented our Well-Being Committee, led solely by residents many years ago.

Currently lead by Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi and Dr. Korey Onulack, they oversee the organizing of social gatherings and other group events throughout the year. Residency is a time of intense training, so we encourage our residents to prioritize their mental and physical well-being to reduce burnout and build resilience.

Organized Activities

  • Fall and Spring Resident Retreats
  • Formal Mentorship Program (lead by faculty)
  • Annual Winter Celebration
  • ACOG Wellness Week
  • Graduation
  • Intern Welcome Reception
  • Free lunch Fridays at all clinical sites
  • Program sponsored international electives (Grenada and The Philippines)

Resident Benefits

  • Free confidential counseling services available to residents (go here for more info)
  • ACOG Junior fellow membership paid by the program
  • Q Banks (Rosh Review/True Learn) paid by the program
  • $2,000 travel funds to attend conferences
    (additional funds available for residents presenting at national meetings)
  • $2,750 stipend for educational funds
  • Free parking at all training sites
  • ACLS fees covered (including renewal after 2 years)
  • Vacation: four weeks every year (including flanking weekends free from call)
  • Fitness centers at all clinical sites
  • Residents are scheduled for periodic afternoons off during all four years. This time can be used for research, scheduling doctor’s appointments and general well-being
  • Meal allowance for 24-hour calls
  • Excellent health Insurance package and benefits:
  • Discounts at local businesses with your ID/CAHC Purple Card

Other Important Links:

ACGME Aware Well-Being Resources

Health Care Worker Well-Being

Well-Being and Resiliency in Academic Residency

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.

Well - Being skiing
Well Being baking pies
Well Being Group