Resident Wellbeing

Welcome to our Wellness webpage!!!

We at Rutgers NJMS Psychiatry Residency pride ourselves in being an extremely supportive training program. Residency can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in our life, but it comes with many challenges and personal sacrifices. Finding a balance between education, patient care responsibilities and personal life is difficult.  At our program, we make it a priority to help our residents find and live this balance through our unique wellness curriculum. 

Our wellness program is designed to not only promote the wellbeing of our residents, but to train them to become leaders in physician and occupational wellness. We cultivate a healthy and mindful approach to our residents daily lives and make continuous improvements at both the individual and organizational levels in ways that accommodate the interests of residents. 
Specifically, our program offers:

  • Didactics designed to cultivate a mindful and wellbeing-based approach towards patient intervention 
  • Weekly wellness sessions chaired by a member of the Resident Wellness Committee 
  • Frequent catered lunches (not just bagels and coffee!) with built in time to socialize 
  • Regular cohort meetings with the program director to address issues and effect longitudinal change for continuous improvements of the program 
  • Spring and winter residency retreats 

In addition, Rutgers NJMS offers:

  • GME sponsored events like watercolor painting and yoga sessions 
  • Monthly interdepartmental social activities 
  • Access to state of the art athletic facilities like the Golden Dome Athletic Center 
  • Free unlimited counseling, substance use treatment, and pharmacotherapy from the Resident Wellness and Excellence Center 
  • 4 weeks of vacation and 4 personal days per year 
  • $600 per year of educational allowance which may be spent on items such as a tablet or smartwatch

For more information on GME sponsored activities please visit their website.

 

Some Examples of Wellbeing Enhancing Activities

Annual Spring retreat 2019

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Socializing after work keeps us all healthy and happy
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Some work, Some fun-- Residents at Golden Gate Bridge and Bay to Breakers Run, San Francisco, CA during APA Annual Meeting 2013

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When not much time, dining out would be good option to socialize.. !

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Residents annual dinner, 2018

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Annual Spring retreat 2018

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Work can be fun too!

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Annual Spring retreat 2017

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Yoga is much more fun when done outdoors!

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Residents annual dinner, 2017

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Weekly wellness sessions: Some yoga, some dancing, some bonding …

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Socializing after work keeps us all healthy and happy …

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Interdepartmental bowling party, 2017

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Some work, Some fun-- Residents at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA during APA Annual Meeting 2013

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Trip to San Francisco would be incomplete without Fisherman's Wharf and Napa Valley trips !!!

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Residents' Day Trip to Atlantic City...

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When not much time, dining out would be good option to socialize.. !

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