The years you spend in residency will be physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. We recognize the inherent demands of your training and endeavor to reduce unnecessary stresses as well as provide the residents and faculty with tools for managing stress. Your well being is an essential component of an environment conducive to becoming an excellent Family Physician.
You will schedule your call among the resident group within guidelines to facilitate individual flexibility, but reduce fatigue. Our residents pride themselves in being sensitive to the needs of the individual while meeting the demands of the program. The bulk of your intern call is done while on night float, which aids in decreasing fatigue and post call demands. We go to retreats each year to provide us with opportunities in team development and planning outside of the hospital setting. You will also have special holiday time scheduled during Christmas and New Year. Balint group, a forum for discussing doctor/patient interactions and other pertinent issues, is held for all residents and faculty three times a month. You will meet with your advisor on a regular basis to map your journey through the program. The Director of Behavioral Science is available to address resident and faculty concerns and facilitate use of resources as appropriate. We hope that these tools will enhance the wellness of our program members, allowing us to strive towards our personal and professional goals.