Life and Wellness Team

Progress to Date: Progress PDF document

The Life and Wellness Team is focusing on the following areas:

  • Life and wellness awareness
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Space
  • Technology/computer workstations
  • Back-up Care

Team Members

Life and Wellness Team Members PDF document

Team Charge

The Life and Wellness Team is charged with creating recommendations to:

  1. Identify ways to enhance the wellness of resident and fellow work and personal lives.
  2. Incorporate the philosophy and practice of resident and fellow wellness into institutional culture.

Your team is encouraged to conduct research to form or support your recommendations, for example: review of best practices in other graduate medical education programs; conduct interviews and/or survey, etc.

The Team will include considerations from/for:

  • Needs for Mental Health/Counseling support
  • On-Boarding and Recruitment processes
  • Moving on—Life after residency
  • Integrated Institutional 'Life and Wellness' program—assessment, support, monitoring, and improvement
  • Nutritional resources and support during Resident/Fellow experience—access, financial support, and processes
  • Family-centered wellness supports for geographic acclimation and sustainability—to include, but not limited to, housing, childcare, cultural, relationship, and 'Medical Marriage' issues
  • Space—allocation, utilization, and equipment
  • Fitness Facility—availability, access, and cost
  • Interdepartmental social spaces, activities, and opportunities
  • After Residency program connections—database, mentoring, and networking
  • Examples from existing UH department residency/fellowship programs that integrate life/wellness activities into their programs
  • Alignment with GME program requirements
  • Information available from other internal sources (UH Administration, IMT, related committees, etc.)

Data sources for team consideration:

  • Outcomes from Focus Group sessions conducted with Program Directors and Coordinators and the RAC
  • ACGME Common Program Requirements effective July 1, 2011
  • ACGME Resident Survey Data 2009&n—dash;2010 for Upstate Medical University
  • Annual Review of the Upstate Medical University Residency Experience Survey Results

These documents are available on Blackboard.