Posted on Thursday - 08/10/2017 to Up Close
The Leon S. Peters Foundation recently gifted $50,000 to the UCSF Fresno Resident Council to support physician wellness, training and community service.
“We are grateful to the Leon S. Peters Foundation for their generous support of UCSF Fresno and our physicians-in-training,” said Michael W. Peterson, MD, associate dean at UCSF Fresno. “Thanks to our partners and donors like the Peters Foundation, UCSF Fresno is able to grow, adapt and foster an environment that meets the ever-changing needs of medical education and health care delivery while promoting personal-professional balance.”
Physician wellness is an important issue that is gaining attention. According to a New England Journal of Medicine survey of health care leaders and clinicians, 96 percent of respondents reported that physician burnout is a pressing problem.
The Resident Council is a committee comprised of medical residents and fellows who are selected by their peers. The Council’s goals are to give residents and fellows a voice in their education, to foster camaraderie and promote resident learning and wellness.
To make a gift: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/give/