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.

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 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 & 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 residents are provided by The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
  • Departmental Resources: Our departmental wellness committee, which includes resident 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 resident-led social and recreational events.
  • We consistently seek feedback from residents to learn how we can improve our program and are committed to making necessary changes.

Hear what our residents have to say

Columbus and Ohio State provide a community that's committed to diversity, culture, economic opportunity and excellence. Here, some of our current residents and fellows share their perspectives.

Recent resident wellness and social events


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