Medicine is a rewarding and challenging field. Residency can be a particularly difficult time as new physicians adjust to new responsibilities with extensive time commitments. Let’s face it - it can be easy to put caring for ourselves on the back burner when caring for others. Just as we've taken a pledge to care for others, so too should we take a pledge to care for ourselves.
In recognition of the challenging nature of our work as physicians, the Yale Psychiatry Wellness Initiative works to build a supportive community that promotes cohesion within our program. The Initiative provides an array of community wellness opportunities. Our residents and their families boast a variety of talents and interests, and we believe that these are some of our community's richest assets. We welcome all residents to take an active role in defining what wellness means to them and how we can work towards that together. Recent events have included monthly after-work get togethers and apple picking, as well as brainstorming ways to address the structural determinants of resident burnout.
J. Corey Williams