Wellness Resources

WSU Graduate Medical Education 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 and Crisis Lifeline

Call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.


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)

Provides confidential counseling and referral services.

Internal Medicine Residency Wellness Resources

Learn about activities created to support residents.