February 16, 2018

Call for proposals: UAB GME Works for Well-Being

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The UAB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office is currently accepting proposals for an initiative that exclusively aims to improve physician wellness at UAB.

This initiative aligns with GME’s commitment 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. 

This proposal’s purpose is to mirror the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) initiative to increase efforts within institutions to support innovative ideas, clinical practices or policies that will improve physician well-being and foster a sense of meaning in work that can be shared as best practices for all training programs.

“Specialty training is a demanding time for most physicians,” said Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MEHP, associate designated institutional official for GME and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery. “Studies show that anything we can do to enhance the well-being of our trainees will also feed forward to improve the care of our patients.”

Proposals must be trainee-led and will be evaluated for the following criteria: project background and purpose, study design, budget and justification, and overall impact and need.

“As a resident, I am excited about this innovative opportunity to improve resident wellness,” said Robert H. Hollis IV, M.D., GME house staff council president and resident in the Department of Surgery. “We have encouraged residents across departments to submit creative and diverse proposals.”

In order to continue to advance UAB wellness in the future, the awarded applicants must share ideas, report information and outcomes with the UAB GME community in order to share best practices.

Applications must be submitted for consideration to UAB GME no later than midnight by April 1, 2018. See the call for proposals document for more information.