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Residency Wellness

https://www.umassmed.edu/gme/wellness-and-benefits/

At UMass Medical School, we have created and launched our Wellbeing Program. The objectives of the Wellbeing Program in the Department of Surgery and the General Surgery Residency Program include:

  • Teaching future surgeons techniques to reduce burnout and to increase resiliency;
  • augmenting traditional surgical training to develop surgeons who are increasingly competent in the changing world; and 
  • improving patient safety, quality, and satisfaction.

The program encompasses four pillars that characterize the professional and personal values of the residents: physical, mental, social and professional. 

Each pillar has a defined agenda. Residents who desire to take part will have the opportunity to engage in a voluntary study to determine if implementation of the program has an impact on the stated objectives.

Components of the wellbeing program include:

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Wellbeing newsletters, published quarterly, and during the pandemic surge, weekly, are available on this site and focus on centering all providers on the "Why" of medicine.