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Wellbeing

Here at Psychiatry Residency Spokane, we use a systems based approach (Mayo Clinic, Shanafelt) and the IHI “Joy in Work” framework.

Joy in Work

4 pillars of wellbeing

4 areas were identified locally within our GME community from a needs assessment completed in 2018.

  • Meaning in medicine
  • Self care
  • Electronic medical record burden reduction
  • Work Hour Flexibility

Faculty and Resident annual ACGME assessment

What do our residents say?

ACGME survey results

  • 100% of PRS residents strongly agree that they are “treated with respect at work.” (compared with 65% of psychiatry residents nationwide)
  • 92% of PRS residents strongly agree that they “work in a supportive environment” (compared with 62% of psychiatry residents nationwide)
  • 71% of PRS residents strongly agree that they “participate in decisions that affect my work” (compared with 59% of psychiatry residents nationwide)

ACGNE 2020 Survey

Providence Wellbeing Resources

Benefits at a glance

Curriculum

  • Didactic sessions on fatigue, mindfulness, smartphrase development (to improve satisfaction with EPIC), community volunteer events
  • All GME annual wellbeing event – with sessions devoted to board games, dungeons and dragons, yoga, health eating, meditation, somatic mind body techniques, healthy relationship habits.
  • Systems of medicine curriculum that includes narrative reflections to enhance meaning in medicine
  • Internal Medicine residency focus on humanism on housestaff rotations.

Program policies

  • Three wellbeing ½ days per year
  • We prioritize time for residents and faculty to attend medical, mental health and dental appointments – please ask residents about their experience attending appointments.
  • T group - this is a resident weekly process group to encourage peer-peer support and mentorship.
  • Time and financial support to attend regional or national conferences – program time away policy available on request

2020-21 Call Parameters for Psychiatry Residency Spokane

Exercise

  • Providence employment wide 10% reductions in gym membership at many local and national gym companies
  • Gym equipment available on site at the STHC
  • Shower facilities on site at the STHC