Resident Wellness

Physician wholeness is central to providing quality patient care. Our emphasis on resident wellness and resilience includes behavioral activation woven throughout a curriculum that includes protected didactics, regular wellness afternoons, a biannual retreat, and much more.

Summer Sessions

For the first 4 weeks of the academic year, we take 2 hours each Wednesday to dedicate to learning and building healthy habits. We have dedicated sessions to group yoga, weight lifting, nutrition, aroma therapy, lose leaf tea, meditation, lunch by classes, cake decorating, hanging with therapy dogs, and much more.

Wellness Days

Every 6 weeks, we dedicate one Thursday afternoon to group wellness. In the past this has included city-wide scavenger hunts, picnics, laser tag, movies, Cyclebar, visiting a local pumpkin patch, making gingerbread houses, pumpkin carving, and lots of eating out together.

Residency Program Reflection (RPR)

Twice every academic year, we dedicate a Friday afternoon to a process improvement retreat. We vote on topics to improve in our residency then break into groups to brainstorm and design innovative solutions. There is also food and games. Prior to COVID, Spring RPR was a retreat to Lake Arrowhead, and we resumed this ritual in 2022!