Designing and implementing a resiliency program for family medicine residents

This report, published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, describes resiliency program for family medicine residents in a medium sized U.S. residency training program. Interactive sessions place an emphasis on self-awareness, coping skills, strengths and meaning in work, time management, self-care, and relationships in and outside of medicine. Systemic changes included providing fresh fruits, an elliptical exercise machine, and a few minutes of mindfulness meditation daily. To date results indicate acceptance and use of provisions, improved health behaviors, and enhanced stress resilience, all the while meeting the accreditation requirements.

Learning Environment, Organizational Strategies

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