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.
Unless we take care of ourselves, the demands of residency can take a toll on our well-being with increased stress, fatigue, burnout, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship and other emotional problems. While institutional factors contributing to these problems need to be addressed, it is crucial to be proactive at a personal level in taking care of ourselves by finding a work-life balance. The goal of the resident wellness website is to provide information about resources to promote resident well-being.