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Graduate Medical Education

Wellness Resources

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

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Intellectual/educational
  • Occupational
  • Spiritual/meaningful

Additional resources

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.

WSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Internal Medicine Residency Program wellness resources