Wellness is Key!
The concept of resident wellness is key to us. We want residents to thrive personally and professionally. Our residents are a close-knit group who work well together and make the most of their free time. There are many social opportunities to hang out outside of work. Monthly resident meetings and social various events throughout the year are our ways to keep the communication lines flowing.
To promote the culture of wellness, our wellness committee which consists of both faculty and resident representatives works tirelessly.
In July 2022, Residents enjoyed the annual float trip to the Buffalo river as well as received a warm welcome to the department at the Welcome party. In addition, they got mingle with other socially at a day out in the park in the fall and a fun resident led crawfish boil in the spring!
In addition, we consistently participate in GME wellness day each year as well as provide protected time for our residents to have some fun as a group on “Residents Day Out.”
Our residents also actively participate in wellness activities by being a part of the UAMS GME Resident Council.
We are also in compliance with the ABMS parental, caregiver and medical leave policy and allow our residents within limits of scheduling to get a reasonable amount of protected time off without extension of training. We strongly encourage our residents to take part in several additional campus wide wellness measures listed below.