WSU GME recognizes that your residency training can be one of the most rewarding and challenging times of your life. The transition from being a medical student to a resident physician is exhilarating and exciting! It is the culmination of years of dedicated hard work and a fulfillment of your dream. However, residency can also be a daunting and challenging time because of the long hours, sleepless nights, adaptation to a new role and environment, and the responsibility for providing high-quality care for our patients. The resources listed below can help maintain your well-being by identifying problem areas, lowering stress levels, avoiding burnout, and learning how to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Six dimensions of well-being
Resources for mental well-being during distressing times
- ACGME Physician Well-Being (Toolkit for Program Directors)
- ACGME Tools and Resources
- American Medical Association
- AWARE ACGME Well-Being App
- Building Resiliency Training Video
- Crisis Text Line
- National Academy of Medicine Health and Well-Being Strategies and Resources
- UCLA Mindful Meditations
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (toll-free) 1-800-273-TALK
911 – Call if there is an injury or immediate danger, and the situation requires that a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away.