Resiliency & Wellness is a crucial part of any residency training program. You are of course in training to work hard, study hard, and get as much experience as possible in the short time you are in training. In order for you to be able to maximize your efforts in these areas, you must be able to decompress when outside of work, and you must be able to stay healthy and subsequently happy. Residency is hard – you are going to miss family events, you are going to miss time with friends. It is stressful. To not think about these things when building a residency program would be to miss the importance of balance, the importance of being well, and the positive impact doing so can have on your training.
Now more than ever it is important to take care of ourselves as well as each other. While social distancing has limited the amount and types of activities we can do as a group, we still manage to get together in socially appropriate settings, including porch-chatting, hiking, Disc Golf, and the ever-present text message therapy session. Remember, you're not alone! Whether at work or at home, never be afraid to reach out to others to help or for help.