This week the Wellness Think Tank is launching a resident wellness survey for Emergency Medicine residency training programs across the United States. We want 100% of EM residents to complete this important survey and we need your help! Check out 5 reasons why you should take our survey TODAY, if you are a U.S EM resident!

This survey was uniquely created, designed, and IRB-approved by residents for residents within the Wellness Think Tank and led by Dr. Matt Melamed from New York Methodist Hospital.

Survey is closed.

Here are 5 reasons why you should take our survey!

1. It’s fast

It takes just 7 short minutes to fill out the survey.

2. Prizes

  • $5 Starbucks gift card for the first 1,600 EM residents (there are 6000+ EM residents)
  • Discount codes for 2 home food delivery services (Chef’d and Peach Dish)

3. Grand prize (worth over $10,000)

If you get more than 90% of the residents in your program to fill out the survey, the program will be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE, which includes:

  • FREE live registrations for all active/current residents in your program to Essentials of EM and the Resident Wellness Consensus Summit in Las Vegas this May 15-18, 2017.
  • Residents in your program who can’t physically attend the conference or consensus summit will each receive a digital EEM registration package (value $699 each) and a pizza party (for all the residents “left behind”).

4. Learn more about your personal and your program’s wellness

You will be able to create a Personal Key code to access your own personal Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and wellness report confidentially! Your results will be available in April. Furthermore, your program will receive an anonymized, aggregate report about wellness at a program-level.

5. Make a difference

We all know that burnout is a major problem in EM. You will be helping us improve resident wellness across the nation! Your voice is important. Your co-residents’ voices are important. We want to hear what ALL OF YOU have to say.

Of note, we will NOT be sharing any of your personal or your residency program’s aggregate data publicly. We hope to publish a nation-wide report in a peer-reviewed journal on the baseline state of wellness and burnout amongst EM residents as a whole. This hopefully can be the basis for future interventions and initiatives.

I’m in. Now what?

Take the survey. Be aware that you’ll need to provide a secret Personal Keycode (ideally ≥8 characters long for uniqueness) to find your anonymized results. You will need it to claim your Starbucks gift card as well.

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How do I know which programs have qualified for the Grand Prize?

Updated statistics will be provided on the Wellness Survey home page.

Need your help: Help us fund this critically important survey

Interested in supporting us on our ambitious endeavor? We would LOVE your help. Even $5 would help pay for one resident’s Starbucks gift card.

We are self-funding this program (up to $10,000) from the internal ALiEM budget, because we feel that resident wellness is critically important in our specialty. This Wellness Survey is a critical first step in assessing the landscape of EM residency wellness.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions.

Resident Wellness Consensus Summit

Are you interested in getting more involved in resident wellness? We would love to meet you in person at the Resident Wellness Consensus Summit in Las Vegas.

  • When is the Summit? May 15, 2017
  • Deadline for the resident discount? March 31, 2017
Nicole Battaglioli, MD

Nicole Battaglioli, MD

Champion, 2016-17 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator Chief Operating Officer, 2016-19 ALiEM Wellness Think Tank Assistant Professor of EM University of Kentucky
Nicole Battaglioli, MD


EM Doc- Wellness Think Tank- Wilderness Medicine Lover- Cupcake Connoisseur. Views and opinions are my own. #WellnessTT
Matthew Melamed, MD

Matthew Melamed, MD

Chief Resident
Emergency Medicine Residency
New York Methodist Hospital
Arlene Chung, MD

Arlene Chung, MD

Chief Strategy Officer,
2016-17 ALiEM Wellness Think Tank
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Program Director
Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency
Editor, AKOSMED (EM wellness blog)
Arlene Chung, MD


Residency Director @Maimonides_EM | @NYACEP Board Member | Chair, ACEP Well-Being | EMRA #45under45 | She/her | Intrepid searcher for harmony l Opinions my own
Daniel W. Robinson, MD

Daniel W. Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Chicago