WSU Graduate Medical Education recognizes that your residency thetraining 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 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.