The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that residents and fellows remain physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy while completing their training program. Doing so, allows residents and fellows to find meaning and fulfilment in their career choices.
Residency can be an inherently stressful time, and it is important to know about resources so you can take care of yourself to ensure you get the most out of your educational experience. In the current health care environment, physicians are at increased risk for burnout and depression. Self-care is an important component of professionalism and is a skill that must be learned.
If you find yourself in need to speak to someone with a different perspective, we offer FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling services through the Employee Assistance Program and FREE psychiatric care for individuals in need. The Graduate Medical Education Office also encourages residents and faculty members to alert a program director, the GME Office, and/or other personnel when you are concerned that another resident, fellow, or faculty member may be displaying signs of burnout, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, or potential for violence.
If you or a colleague is in crisis, help is immediately available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), go to the Emergency Room, or call 911.