Resiliency is an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. Stress and adversity can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial stressors, among others. Individuals demonstrate resilience when they can face difficult experiences and grow from them rather than be drained by them.
Residency is stressful, busy, and demanding. As Family Medicine Residents, our time is even more valuable as we have so much to learn in only two years. However, this demanding and hectic schedule should not compromise our wellbeing, time with family and time spent doing things that we enjoy. In fact, denying ourselves the opportunity to take care of our health is not only detrimental to our success as residents but can in fact lead to patient harm.
It is important to us that we help each and every resident to cope with the inevitable stresses that will happen during residency. As Family Physicians, population health is very important to us, therefore this page also is available and open to colleagues and the public to access these resources.
Every environment presents unique challenges to staying well. Resilience is important for our relationships at home as well as in the workplace.
Every day presents an opportunity!
We have great resources and people to help. This section of the website is dedicated to helping you find ways to stay happy and healthy throughout residency.
And, if you find that you are in a situation that you are struggling to deal with on your own, this page will also guide you though resolving the crisis.