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 health care. To that end, we understand that residency 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 resident wellness by providing institutional and departmental resources to help residents navigate the challenges of training.
Resources at a glance:
- Medical center resources: Private on-call facilities, lactation facilities, physician-only lounges with healthy snacks, health and malpractice insurance and weekend on-call meals provided
- Graduate medical education resources: The GME Parental Support Program, this program consists of trainees who are parents to form a supportive network for trainees; 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 residents are provided by The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
- Departmental resources: Departmental wellness committee with resident collaborators, educational sessions on burnout and fatigue mitigation, peer and faculty mentoring, resident social and recreational events, educational stipend, paid time off and structured resident call system
- University resources: Access to recreational facilities, access to child care facilities, retirement planning,employee assistance program and counseling and consultation services
The leadership in the Department of Anesthesiology recognizes the importance of the physical, professional and psychological wellness of our residents, and we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance.