Calling all North American Emergency Medicine Residents!
We are recruiting 1-2 EM resident representatives per residency program. This much-needed North American collaborative of EM residency programs will tackle resident wellness and resiliency by bringing an important and often forgotten stakeholder to the national discussion — the residents!
The mission of the Wellness Think Tank is to create a diverse community of residents and educators who collaborate, innovate, and advocate for physician wellness from the ground up. This grassroots initiative tackles resident issues such as preventing suicide and burnout, enhancing resilience, and promoting overall quality of life. Our ultimate goal is to catalyze innovative and positive change at the individual, institutional, local, national, and international levels.
The Think Tank is lead by a group of faculty from across North America with experience in Residency Education, Wellness, and Resiliency. Our members include residents from training programs in the U.S. and Canada. The goal is to obtain representation from every Emergency Medicine residency training program.
Think Tank Topics
- Shift work scheduling
- The impaired resident
- Suicide awareness and prevention
- Second victim syndrome
- Litigation stress
- Imposter syndrome
- Resilience strategies
- Meditation / mindfulness
- Financial smarts
- Performance psychology
- Humanities in medicine
- Creating a wellness committee
- Creating a wellness curriculum