Resident Wellness 

BWH Radiology takes resident wellness seriously. We have several resident representatives that serve on a Resident Wellness Committee, with Jennifer Uyeda, MD, serving as the committee advisor. The committee oversees and organizes various wellness events. Ongoing and past wellness activities include:

  • Annual Resident Retreat
  • Departmental Welcome Party
  • “Escape the Room” event and class dinner for team building with the first-year residents
  • Monthly resident social events, including:
    • Faculty-resident-fellow mixers
    • Interdepartmental residency mixers
    • Resident restaurant outings
  • Annual Winter Doldrums/Wellness Week, including:
    • Winter Dinner Party
    • Gratitude Day
    • Wellness Noon Conference
    • Team Pride Day
    • Winter toy/clothes donation drive/competition
  • Annual events and traditions, including:
    • Residency bike ride and picnic
    • Residency holiday potluck and ugly sweater party
    • Halloween Family Pumpkin Carving
    • Breakfast with our program coordinators
  • Wellness Grand Rounds, including:
    • Mental health speakers
    • Guided meditation
    • Bonding and reflection activities guided by the Resident Wellness Committee
  • Thank-A-Resident Day Ice Cream Social
  • COVID-19 era virtual activities, including:
    • Virtual hang outs and game nights
    • Art education series organized by Hyewon Hyun, MD
    • Movie night with virtual discussion
    • Virtual graduation/end-of-year celebration

Resident Wellness Committee Members

Current

R4s: Jisoo Kim, MD and Jose Lopez, MD, MBA (co-chairs)
R3s: Fiona Malone, MD, Colette Glaser, MD, Steven Morales-Rivera, MD
R2s: Sukjin Koh, MD
Program Leadership: Jennifer Uyeda, MD (Advisor and Associate Program Director), Sandra Palma (Program Coordinator), Glenn Gaviola, MD (Program Director)

Former

Matthew Haber, MD (former chair)
Jessica Mann, MD (former chair)

BWH Resident Wellness Committee

Wellness Related Publications and Presentations

Haber MA, Gaviola GC, Mann JR, Kim J, Malone FE, Matalon SA, Chikarmane SA, Uyeda JW. Reducing Burnout Among Radiology Trainees: A Novel Residency Retreat Curriculum to Improve Camaraderie and Personal Wellness - 3 Strategies for Success. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2020;49(2):89-95.

Gaviola G, Mann J, Haber MA, Kim J, Uyeda J. Blueprints for developing a resident wellness committee as a framework to address the 2017 update of the ACGME common program requirements: 5 impactful strategies for success. 67th Annual Meeting. Association of University Radiologists; 04/09-04/12; Baltimore, MD. ; 2019.

Guenette JP, Smith SE. Burnout: Job Resources and Job Demands Associated With Low Personal Accomplishment in United States Radiology Residents. Acad Radiol 2018;25:739-43.

Guenette JP, Smith SE. Burnout: Prevalence and Associated Factors Among Radiology Residents in New England With Comparison Against United States Resident Physicians in Other Specialties. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2017;209:136-41.

Resident Retreat

In October 2018, we held our inaugural resident retreat. The retreat was attended by all residents not on vacation or personal leave, as well as the educational leadership team, and was organized by the Resident Wellness Committee. The day included fun team-building activities such as “Telephone Pictionary” and a scavenger hunt, as well as focused class-reflections, and “Design Thinking” breakout sessions.

Resident Retreat In October 2018

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