Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to several programs to support their well-being. These include our monthly Resident Society Meetings. These smaller group sessions are led by faculty advisers and follow a curriculum to stimulate discussions related to the many aspects of residency and life as a physician that are important for wellness and preventing burnout.
Resident Society Wellness Curriculum
- Introduction to Wellness and Physician burnout
- Nutrition and Fitness
- Stress Management and Promotion of self-care
- Career Development
- Financial Wellness
- Dealing with uncertainty in medicine
- Delivering bad news
- Management of Chronically ill patients
- Gender specific aspects of burnout
The program hosts several social outings to local restaurants for residents in all years of their training (PGY1-5/6). A retreat to nearby Lake Conroe in the Summer helps with team building and a Spring education retreat helps with ongoing Program development.
Baylor College of Medicine has additional programs focused on resident wellness. Learn more about these wellness programs.