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Wellness Resources for Medical Residents and Clinical Postdoc Fellows

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BCM BeWell

The BCM BeWell program serves as the overarching health and wellness resource for Baylor College of Medicine. Named one of Houston Business Journals “Healthiest Employers” of 2015, the goal of the BCM BeWell program is to inspire and create a culture of healthy living and wellness throughout the College. With onsite, offsite, and virtual opportunities to participate in events, programs, and workshops, Baylor strives to continuously bring wellness to the forefront of our employee’s lives.

Getting Started with BCM BeWell 

View a brief overview to see some of the things BCM BeWell offers residents and fellows.

Counseling Services

Since 1978, Counseling Service at Baylor College of Medicine has offered up to 12 sessions of psychotherapy at no charge to trainees.

Medical and graduate training programs are rewarding and exciting, but they can also be stressful. The most common reasons for seeking counseling include relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression.

For confidential services from the House Staff Physician Psychiatric Counseling Service call (713) 798-4881 to schedule an appointment or for emergencies.

See more information about counseling services.

Title IX (Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking)

Baylor is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all community members, guests and visitors. We believe that all individuals have the right to be free from all forms of sex and gender-based discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, acts of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. We understand that these types of experiences affect an individual’s health and overall wellness. Our Title IX services provide help, education, and connection to resources provided by Baylor and the throughout the community.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Baylor's Employee Assistance Program is provided to help you through rough patches in your life. Any problem that troubles  you, gets out-of-hand or reduces your ability to concentrate can be brought to EAP. This list includes, but it not limited to:

  • Family problems
  • Marital problems
  • Parenting issues
  • Illness or death of a loved one
  • Stress, depression or anxiety
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Alcohol or drug problems (yours or someone you know)

GME Liaisons

The Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Liaisons are another source for residents or fellows to seek assistance when confronted with educational or professional concerns they do not feel comfortable discussing within their departmental structure.

Drs. Laurel Williams and Marwan Yared can provide guidance or serve as sounding board for decision-making. In addition, they are utilized as non-partisan advisors by the Office of Graduate Medical Education to work with entire programs or groups of trainees.

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Top Rankings for Healthiest Workplace

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Baylor College of Medicine is ranked the 5th healthiest workplace in the United States. See the full list.