Resident Well-being

Community Memorial Health System places strong emphasis on physician wellness.

The Graduate Medical Education Program has instituted a comprehensive resident well-being plan. The Director of Behavioral Health is responsible for the implementation of the Well-being Program and its continued development. The program is supported by a Resident Well-being Committee, and Resident Representatives are actively involved in the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

To foster positive resident professional growth and development, we have incorporated a range of experiences into our Well-being Program including:

Resident Forums where residents meet with their program representatives to share ideas and concerns.
Resident retreats to foster resident bonding and enhance peer support.
Resident meetings
Residents each meet with our Director of Behavioral Health twice per year. Our Director of Spiritual Care has an “open door” policy for all residents.
Resident resources
GME maintains a list of screened community mental health resources, including providers who can accommodate resident schedules and who waive 24-hour cancellation fees for residents delayed by patient care, in order to facilitate easy access to care for residents.
Didactics on ethics, professionalism, communication, and physician wellness.
Membership at a Physical Fitness facility
Annual intern lunch to provide a venue to discuss stressors and concerns associated with the first year of training
Social activities after hours with families

We encourage resident research in areas of physician wellness, burnout, the doctor-patient relationship, interpersonal communications, and related areas.