Wellness

Pet Therapy
Pet therapy and then hugs and treats!

Wellness can be defined as an active process of making choices in multiple dimensions of body, mind and spirit that lead toward healthier ways of living.  Wellness for physicians has not been consistently defined in the literature but currently it is thought to encompass dimensions that include: low emotional distress, career purpose, health behavior and cognitive flexibility.

The Graduate Medical Education Committee includes a Wellness Subcommittee consisting of the DIO, GME staff, faculty and resident and/or fellow representation with the responsibility for encouraging a culture that promotes wellness and eliminates the stigma of mental illness.