There’s a need in the medical profession for providers to take a more active role in maintaining their physical and psychological wellbeing. Physicians are often times busy tending to their patients’ wellness and may overlook their own. As a result, they commonly experience burnout, stress and work-overload. To address this issue within our community, UCSF Fresno has a multidisciplinary Wellness Committee that aims to empower providers with the guidance, tools, and support they need to achieve a more balanced approach to their wellness.
We’ve assembled a collection of wellness resources for you, including:
- Self-assessments that will help you identify any opportunities for improvement
- Powerpoint presentations to help educate you about physician wellness
- Articles and research that highlight the importance of maintaining your wellness
- A calendar of wellness activities that promote a sense of community amongst your fellow physicians and offer you a variety of events to choose from
Wellness Committee: This committee meets six times a year on the fourth Thursday at noon and includes faculty, residents, fellows and staff. We work to introduce new initiatives to our working environment more well. All members of the UCSF Fresno community are welcome to join this committee.
Wellness Activity Grants:Planning a retreat, team building exercise or other wellness activity for your program? There are funds through the Wellness Committee, thanks to the Peterson Foundation, to help support these activities. Please fill out this form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org The Wellness Committee will review your request and respond to it within one month of receiving it.
GMEC (Graduate Medical Education Committee): This committee meets six times a year on the third Tuesday at 4 PM and is a place where you can voice your concerns about broader issues within your residency or fellowship program. All trainees are welcome to attend. Program directors and faculty are present.
Resident Council: This committee meets monthly and is resident led. It is a forum to discuss and resolve issues affecting their education and welfare in a secure arena without fear of retribution. Their goal is to give residents a voice in their education, to foster camaraderie and promote resident learning and well-being while serving our community.
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