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Resident Wellness

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We support developing physicians to find balance, connection, and meaning in their work. Physician well-being requires an environment of inclusion, respect, and compassion; our program takes this goal very seriously.

Please ask us more about our curriculum, including these highlights:

  • A resident-led wellness committee, which is financially supported by the program, sets priorities and plans social activities for the year.
  • 2 female residentsAn overnight retreat each spring with work coverage provides opportunity for bonding and renewal.
  • We support our residents to travel to academic conferences, including overnight accommodation at the annual Oregon ACP Conference.
  • Program sponsored lunches offer camaraderie and time to explore themes of connection, gratitude, resilience, mindfulness, goal setting, and meaning in our work.
  • Monthly resident support group provides a safe space for bonding and discussion.
  • A community partnership offers small group sessions for residents who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
  • An annual remembrance session, ICU palliative care debriefs, and Schwartz Center Rounds are examples of times for reflection.
  • Our residents have robust opportunity for autonomy, close doctor-patient relationships, and faculty mentorship.
  • Career planning is explored early and supported with 1-on-1 mentorship.
  • Wellness half days protect time for personal care needs.
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship, established during intern year, provides additional support and fosters a culture of connection among residents.
  • Residents can readily access confidential personal mental health care.
  • Our residents have access to many care resources: meal stipend, free public transit, LifeBalance Program (includes discounts to area fitness facilities and recreational activities), Caregiver Assistance program (services for counseling, legal, and child/elder care needs).

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