Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and its Medical Education Department are committed to providing a supportive learning environment to our students, residents, fellows, faculty, and hospital personnel. The wellbeing of all team members caring for children including trainees and faculty is a high priority of the Sponsoring Institution and the GMEC. The following are wellbeing activities provided at the Departmental and Institutional levels:

Departmental/Programs Initiatives and/or Resources

  • Social events
    • Residents and Fellows Forum (RFF)
    • Holiday Party
    • Faculty vs Trainees Softball Game and Picnic
    • Graduation Celebration
  • Residency Program Retreats
  • Wellbeing Support
    • Sessions with Psychologist for Residents and Fellows
    • Trainees Wellbeing Committee and Activities

Institutional/ Local Initiatives and/or Resources

  • Interactive Health Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Center (Classes)
  • Onsite Daycare
  • Employee Health on Site
  • Pastoral Care Spiritual Sessions
  • Spiritual Reflection of the Day
  • Onsite Weekly Farmer’s Market

National Initiatives/Resources

  1. ACGME:
    1. http://acgme.org/What-We-Do/Initiatives/Physician-Well-Being
    2. Mayo Clinic Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9GRxF9qEBA&feature=youtu.be
  2. AMA:
    1. https://www.stepsforward.org/
    2. https://www.stepsforward.org/modules/physician-burnout
  3. National Academy of Medicine (NAM):
    1. https://nam.edu/clinicianwellbeing/
  4. Institute for Healthcare Improvement:
    1. http://www.ihi.org/Topics/Joy-In-Work/Pages/default.aspx
    2. http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/IHIWhitePapers/Framework-Improving-Joy-in-Work.aspx

Individual/ Personal Burnout Screening/Self-Assessment Tools: