Resident Wellness

Nazareth’s Graduate Medical Education department strongly supports resident wellness. We realize the importance of resident wellness in both performance and career satisfaction.

Our mission is to promote a healthy work-life balance, encourage peer support, and provide a safe environment for residents to express personal or professional concerns. We have incorporated wellness didactics into our curriculum to provide longitudinal support during the three years of training.

Nazareth’s Wellness Committee provides resources to help cope with the challenges of residency. These challenges include physician burnout, job stress, interpersonal relationship issues, and mental health concerns. Mentorship is provided in all programs for trainees to help with professional and personal growth.

Here are some examples of how we provide wellness to our residents:

Burnout Prevention

  • Stipend for meals
  • On-site fitness center open 24/7
  • Didactic lectures on burnout

Formal Events to Decrease Burnout

  • Intern Welcome Party
  • Interview Kick-off Celebration
  • Hospital Holiday Party
  • Spring Resident Retreat
  • Class dinners
  • Escape the room during intern orientation

Features of the program that decrease burnout

  • Wellness incorporated into the Wednesday didactic curriculum
  • Collaboration and events with the other Nazareth residencies

Providing support

  • Mentorship groups
  • Resident Wellness Committee
  • Confidential on site psychiatrist