The Wellness Committee supports the personal resiliency and mental health of trainees and to enhance resident satisfaction with, as well as the meaning of work. Residents on the committee are actively engaged in developing and implementing educational and reflective sessions for noon conference and Wednesday School and in improving access to mental health resources for other trainees. In these sessions, residents are introduced to, and empowered to use, evidence-based tools for maintaining mental and physical health throughout residency and beyond. The committee also works with faculty and residency leadership to facilitate program improvements based on resident input. Examples of resident-led innovations include “The Firsts,” a noon conference session promoting peer-to-peer sharing of new or formative experiences; “Humanism Rounds,” an ACGME Back to Bedside-funded initiative to improve resident meaning at work through enhanced connection with patients; and collaborative activities with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Interested in enhancing resident wellness? Please contact Dr. Stacey Rose.
Wellness Committee members: Danielle Kern Aldrich, Omid Amidi, Lindsay Brettman, Andrew Chang, Tim Chew, Amy Dutko, Chiemeziem Eke, Alex Farr, Rachna Goswami, Anna Gravier, Joshua Hirsch, Daniel Hyman, Faiz Jiwani, Holland Kaplan, Jennifer Kaplan, Abir Khan, Jacob Morgan, Chris Nemeh, Ashley Patel, Randy Planeggar, Tony Puthumana, Ruchit Rana, Ann Xu
Humanism Rounds leaders: Tim Chew, Chiemeziem Eke, Anna Gravier, Holland Kaplan, Ashley Patel
Social Committee leaders: Juan Deleija-Lujano, Darren Harrison, Niharika Mallepally, Komal Muradali, Christopher Nemeh, Emma Ye