At the University of Utah, we are beginning to roll-out wellness programs that focus on building a sense of community and comradery. We are planning break the program down into ten 1-hour sessions spread throughout the year. Half of the sessions will center on various resiliency strategies with an emphasis on meditation. While the other half will focus more on discussion debriefing groups, which will be led by a licensed clinical psychologist. We have also implemented a Big Sibs program, which pairs senior residents with junior residents to encourage mentoring and comradery, as well as offer guidance related to residency and community integration.
In addition to these ten hourly sessions, our program will also implement two structured activities that promotes an outside-the-hospital team building event like camping, hiking, rock climbing, etc. The goal of these events is to promote discussion on trust, inclusion and vulnerability.
Please share wellness initiatives that are occurring at your program, both what has worked well and has not thanks!