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All of the questions here focus on resident wellness outside of the hospital. But what about inside the hospital? This is both an individual responsibility as well the responsibility of residency programs to look after their residents.

At my program, we have a resident wellness committee. Over the last year alone, the committee has organized yoga classes for residents, lobbied for healthier food options, and publicized mental health resources for interns and residents. They are also piloting a personal coach program for incoming residents. These are meant to build resilience and promote balance, providing residents with tools to thrive both personally and professionally.

What programs and initiatives exist at your programs or could exist to help with resident wellness within the walls of the hospital?