The leadership in the Department of Anesthesiology recognizes the importance of the physical, professional, and psychological wellness of our fellows, and we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance.
There is an increasing awareness of the importance of wellness and reducing burnout for people in all walks of life, and particularly for those of us involved in the delivery of healthcare. To that end, we understand that fellowship training is a period of significant growth that can be stressful and requires support. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology, we endorse wellness by providing institutional and departmental resources to help fellows navigate the challenges of training.
Resources at a glance
- Medical Center & University Resources: Access to recreational facilities, child care facilities, retirement planning consultation, employee assistance program, and counseling and consultation services. Additionally: private on-call facilities, lactation facilities, and health malpractice insurance.
- Graduate Medical Education Resources: The GME office facilitates a Parental Support Program; Uber reimbursement for post call fatigue, mindfulness program with resources on how to manage stressors of being a physician, on-call meal allowance, lab coats and technology stipend. More benefits for fellows are provided by The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
- Departmental Resources: Our departmental wellness committee, which includes fellow representation, plans and facilitates a variety of wellness initiatives. Examples include: educational sessions on burnout and fatigue mitigation, a peer and faculty mentorship program, and fellow-led social and recreational events.
- We consistently seek feedback from fellows to learn how we can improve our program and are committed to making necessary changes.