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Upstate Internal Medicine Wellness Committee

The Upstate Internal Medicine Wellness Committee was created in April 2019 by a group of residents seeking to create low-cost, peer-led wellness opportunities to improve resident morale both outside and inside the hospital. Our mission is to create an environment where resident needs can be addressed to improve social connectedness and provide an outlet to alleviate burnout.

Over the years we assigned clinic-group representatives to plan off-campus events which were a great way to foster connections and create enjoyable experiences. Listed below are some of our events from last year: welcome BBQ at Jamesville beach, Apple picking and Beak & Skiff, Escape room, holiday cookie decorating, winter survival goodie bags, and our annual wine tour. We have created fun competitions that have been open to other departments such as the pumpkin carving and a gingerbread decorating contest. We got creative during the pandemic and organized virtual game nights and Pilates classes.