Our Wellness team at Jefferson Northeast is comprised of
residents from each of our programs (FM, IM, EM, EM/IM, EM/FM) in
our large community hospital. The goal of our Wellness Committee is
to advocate for resident wellness and coordinate events for our
residents to participate in. Typically, we meet on a monthly basis to
arrange upcoming activities and discuss wellness related topics that
involve resident wellness in the hospital.
Some of the events that we have coordinated include a resident run
potluck, axe throwing, free Barre classes, yoga, self-defense, bar crawl as well as volunteer activities.
Additionally, we have organized multiple in hospital events in the
hospital such as “Thank A Resident Day’ which was celebrated for the
mid week ice cream party to recharge our spirits during the busy
These events serve as outlets for us to meet outside
and inside the hospital to promote healthy coping mechanisms for our
work related stress. Additionally, our team has advocated for a
renovation to our overnight call room. Our hard work along with the
help of a few of our attending helped us renovate the call room with
new computer, dictation microphones, sofas, refrigerators and a flat
screen TV to make those long call shifts easier. We are still working on
getting the hot tub installed…
In addition to events, our Wellness Committee has arranged that
$250 of our yearly GME stipend be allowed to include wellness costs.
This has allowed our residents to use this money for things such as
gym memberships rather than using it for only educational purposes.
Upcoming on our agenda…
We are working with our GME to work on freeing up more of the yearly stipend (currently $250) for wellness related activities
Resident get together for a haunted Eastern State Penitentiary tour
Additional free resident fitness group activities