Welcome to the UAMS Resident Wellness Program! 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 wellbeing 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 wellbeing.
Need Help Now?
If you are experiencing a life-threatening condition or medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, you can also call the 24/7, free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to trained counselors.
You can also use the 24/7 free National Crisis Text Line. Simply text TALK to 741741 to communicate with a trained counselor via text.