The Wellness Initiative is a collaborative effort between residents and attending physicians with the aim of investigating and enhancing the wellness of UCSD Emergency Medicine Residents. It is well-established that resident wellness enhances the ability of training physicians to learn, problem solve and provide optimal patient care. The Wellness Initiative advocates for resident wellness through acting as liaison between residents and administration on wellness-related issues, as well as coordinating wellness-related lectures and social/athletic events involving residents, their families and other emergency department staff.
Wellness beach day at Cardiff
Residents (and attending) playing ultimate frisbee after their annual in-service exam while waiting to start their annual residence retreat
Residents enhance mutual wellness through nurturing friendships
The wellness initiative endeavors to include residents' partners and/or families in residency sponsored events