Resident Wellness Panel

The Resident Wellness Committee organizes an annual panel separated by class to address the topic of burnout prevention and wellness. This time provides a secure venue for open conversation, thoughtful dialogue, and meaningful support from colleagues. Each of these gatherings features a two-part panel discussion. Upper-level residents and fellows first share personal experiences of difficult moments, including encounters with depression, anxiety, grief, apathy, and other forms of burnout. The panel then focuses on methods of coping, active ways to promote wellness on both a daily and long-term basis, and resources available for when extra help is needed. We are committed to developing and maintaining wellness in our program. This is a time that really highlights the openness and support within our residency family.

The Memorable Patient Lecture Series

Biannually, as part of the noon conference curriculum, the Wellness Committee invites faculty members and senior residents to speak about their most memorable and meaningful interactions with a patient. It is a time of inspiration and encouragement, for both the audience and the speakers. This provides an opportunity for residents to hear the emotional perspective of faculty, reflect on the challenges and rewards of medicine, and gain perspective amidst the busy days of residency. Previous speakers include the Chair of Medicine and the Residency Program Director.

Outlaw crop“It was an honor to participate in the Memorable Patient series, as I was deeply humbled and thrilled to share the story of my favorite clinic patient. So often we seem to lose focus on the true reason for this amazing career: the patient-physician relationship. What a joy it was to cap off my third year of residency by sharing the journey of this incredible, friendly, and inspiring patient.”
- Darryl Outlaw, Class of 2018