Congratulations to Drs. Elainea Smith, Jessica Zarzour, and AJ Gunn on being awarded the 2018 GME Works for Well-Being! This is an award of financial suppirt for our residents!

Elainea Smith Zarzour 250 x 194  Gunn 250 x 194
 Elainea N. Smith, M.D.
Resident Leader
 Jessica G. Zarzour, M.D.
Faculty Co-Mentor
 Andrew J. Gunn, M.D.
Faculty Co-Mentor

In February 2018, the GME Office announced GME Works for Well-Being, a call for proposals with the purpose of mirroring the ACGME’s Back to the Bedside Initiative to increase efforts within our institution to support innovated ideas, clinical practices or policies that will improve physician well-being and foster a sense of meaning in work and can be shared as best practices for all training programs within our institution.

The GME Wellness Subcommittee, chaired by Brenessa Lindeman, MD, Associate DIO for the Clinical Learning Environment, reviewed all submitted applications in May 2018. Based on the selection criteria of project purpose, design, budget, and overall impact, three applications were selected for funding. Award winners were finalized in June 2018. These programs and their projects were awarded financial support from the GME Office that is matched by their respective department. Please see the UAB GME Department wellness web page for available resources to support resident and fellow well-being.