Wellness Toolbox

Graduate Medical Education at UAB is committed to providing resources and techniques to ensure residents and fellows enrolled in UAB's training programs, are mentally and physically healthy and fit for training in the clinical learning environment.

UAB's School of Medicine Professional Development Office provides confidential counseling, consultation and coaching for physicians within the School of Medicine/UAB Medicine, including residents/fellows. Please click below links for more information on services provided by Dr. Sandra Frazier in the Professional Development Office: 
Professional Development Office - Brochure

Professional Development Office - Link
Some common reasons residents/fellows may see the Professional Development Office are: stress management, depression, anxiety, burnout, family and relationship issues, communication difficulties, substance abuse issues, and career/academic concerns. Services are completely confidential, no EHR records.
To make an appointment, please call 205-731-9799 (no referral needed)
Location: John Whitaker Building, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 504A


On this page, you will find resources and approaches to promote your wellness.

Nutrition



The Farm Stand - by Boozer Farms - Fresh produce available at various UAB locations. 

Five Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget (from AMA Wire)

Grocery/Meal Delivery Services

Fitness



UAB Campus Recreation Center
Free One Week Trial
$30/month (12 month contract)
$18/month Early Bird Hours Only: Monday-Friday 5:00 am - 8:00 am and 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; unlimited on weekends. 
$18/month Night Owl Hours Only: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm; unlimited on weekends

Free Exercise Classes at Railroad Park (Monday-Friday)

Free Pilates Classes -- New dates coming soon!

Free Gentle Yoga Classes -- New dates coming soon! 

Yoga Resources & Videos - Online

Financial Health



Budgeting & Debt Management - Courtesy of UAB Human Resources
Topics include:
  • Personal Budgeting
  • Your Free 3 Credit
  • Bankrate Debt Elimination Strategy
  • Dave Ramsey Debt Snowball Elimination
  • Gateway Financial Counseling Debt Consolidation in the Birmingham area
  • Advantage Financial Counseling Debt Consolidation by Phone and Web  

"Life Happens" Video Series
 - Courtesy of the Education Institute at Cleveland Clinic

Stress Management


Self-Help Apps - to download on your phone

Meditation


Identifying Individuals At-Risk

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. 

The Dean's Council for GME and the Graduate Medical Education Office encourages residents and faculty members to alert your Program Director, the GME Office, Dr. Sandra L. Frazier from the Professional Development 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. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
: 1-800-273-TALK(8255) OR text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741; Go the Emergency Room or Call 911. 

GME Office Phone Number:
 205-934-4793
Confidential GME Hotline Phone Number: 205-934-5025
Professional Development Office Phone Number: 205-731-9799

This four-minute video advises medical students, residents, and fellows on how to support each other, express concern to peers,and encourage help-seeking behavior (on behalf of the ACGME, Mayo Clinic, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) 

Free Self-Screening Tools

Professional Quality of Life (ProQol) Self-Test 
Life Stress Test

Substance Abuse: Step-by-Step Guides
What to do if you have a problem with drugs
What to do if someone you know has a problem with drugs

Burnout and Depression
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS)
Beck's Depression Inventory
Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) is also available by contacting the GME Office at 205-934-4793.