Psychological, emotional, and physical well-being are critical in the development of the competent, caring, and resilient physician and require proactive attention to life inside and outside of medicine. Well-being requires that physicians retain the joy in medicine while managing their own real life stresses. Self-care and responsibility to support other members of the health care team are important components of professionalism; they are also skills are modeled, learned, and nurtured in the context of other aspects of fellowship training. Physicians and all members of the health care team share responsibility for the well-being of each other. The program makes efforts to enhance the meaning that each fellow finds in the experience of being a pediatric surgeon, including protecting time with patients, minimizing non-physician obligations, providing administrative support, promoting progressive autonomy and flexibility and enhancing professional relationships.
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.