Being a medical professional is a privilege, but it can be difficult. The following are methods to incorporate wellness into our life during residency and beyond.

Residency Benefits

  • 20 paid vacation days
  • Annual resident retreat – 24 hours of protected time
  • Annual winter holiday party
  • Monthly wellness dinners/activities (faculty and residents)
  • Yearly retreat for each class – 24 hours of protected time
  • Resident appreciation day gifts
  • Resident elective education stipend – $1800 per year
  • OhioHealth gym access and local gym discounts
  • Free counseling through OhioHealth
  • Concierge service

Wellness Tips

  • Stay connected (family/friends)
  • Stay involved
  • Stay active (fitness)
  • Explore the city
  • Keep a diary/journal 
  • Make connections with other medical students and residents at conferences etc.
  • Get to know the residents and faculty on a personal level
  • Set goals
  • Keep a to do list (study)
  • Reach out to a counselor or therapist if you need it. Your school should have available resources.

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Mayo Well-Being Index