Our residency program is highly invested in resident wellbeing. We strive to promote resident engagement in patient care, learning, and personal life values in order to help mitigate burnout and promote resiliency. We additionally adhere to ACGME’s Maximum Hours of Clinical and Educational hours per week requirements. We offer a longitudinal Wellness Curriculum with designated wellness activities during rotations such as Inpatient Service, Behavioral Health Medicine and Ambulatory Family Medicine. Wellness activities are also built into Didactics.
Residents have access to free counseling through our Employee Assistance Program and have no-out-pocket costs for personal healthcare.
A resident support group, led by an external counselor, meets monthly and is tailored to resident needs. Past activities include: massages, puppy play and group therapy.
The residency participates in MyRounding, a Studer program, that provides residents with regularly scheduled meetings with Associate Program Directors to ensure every voice is heard.
Resident progress by cohort, is reviewed by the faculty quarterly. This ensures advisors are in regular communication and connection with their assigned advisees, and other residents in the program.
Incoming residents are assigned a senior resident mentor upon entering the program.
The residency employs six administrative personnel to ensure successful resident promotion each year and provide adequate programmatic support.
Weekly resident social activities, including PiYo and Meditation classes are offered free of charge to CHCW employees (suspended during Covid).
No Resident is Left Behind
Residents are represented formally on our Wellness Committee to act as liaison for their cohort. This committee meets regularly and consists of faculty, behavioral health and our medical educator.
We offer a longitudinal Wellness Curriculum with designated wellness activities during rotations such as Inpatient Service, Behavioral Health Medicine and Ambulatory Family Medicine. Wellness activities are also built into Didactics.
Residents are provided one hour of free time twice a month during didactics to complete tasks or use at their discretion.
The Educational Advancement Committee (EAC) was developed years ago to track and support residents who are struggling emotionally or academically. They meet regularly to ensure no resident is left behind!
Residents are given protected time twice each year to attend retreats: snow day and another fun day of their choice.
Keeping Track of Your Time
The program recently purchased and implemented a new scheduling software called AMION for better tracking of continuity clinic metrics and scheduling ease. In addition, our sponsoring institution recently implemented Compliatric, an online compliance and training software for incident reporting and patient safety education, as well as policy and protocol reviews.