Resident Well-Being

The Department of Graduate Medical Education and AHWM are committed to ensuring that our residents remain physically and mentally healthy while completing their training program.

If you are experiencing a stressful or otherwise difficult situation, please feel free to contact:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Offers counseling and life coaching that can help you stay on track and give you helpful tips for managing your stress.

Angela Zuidema, M.A., MFT| EAP
Consultant Adventist Health White Memorial | P 323-265-5013| Email: zuidema1@ah.org

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Offers counseling and life coaching that can help you stay on track and give you helpful tips for managing your stress.

Angela Zuidema, M.A., MFT| EAP Consultant Adventist Health White Memorial | P 323-265-5013| Email: zuidema1@ah.org

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741

Please view this brief video developed by med students, residents, and faculty at Michigan Medicine (03:47) related to the experience of emotional suffering.

The following resources are available to you:

  • Stephanie Gates, Director of GME, has an “open door” policy to assist with any resident concerns and problems. She can be reached at 323-268-5000 x3624.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    The EAP offers counseling and life coaching that can help you stay on track and give you helpful tips for managing your stress. Angela Zuidema, M.A., MFT| EAP Consultant Adventist Health White Memorial | P 323-265-5013| Email: zuidema1@ah.org
  • Wellness@White
    Wellness Resources (link out to the W@W resources brochure) White Memorial Employee Health, Wellness & Safety Scorecard (link out to scorecard)
  • Vitality Notes from Dr. Jeffrey Ring - Brief Reflections on Wellness/Vitality
    Lessons from Dionysus (May 2018)
    Reframing Our Thoughts (March 2018)
  • Living Well Center
    Did you know AHWM offers each resident complementary access to the Living Well Center? Designed to make physical activity more accessible, the Center is located on the first floor of the North Building. Ask your coordinator or stop by Medical Education to fill out your Par Q and Consent forms, then complete a short orientation for 24/7 access.
  • Wellness Days
    In addition to your vacation and sick time, you have five wellness days every year, so make sure you take time out to promote your own health and healing. Contact your coordinator to request wellness days or to check your balance.
  • Upcoming Resident Socials or Other Wellness Activities
    Thursday, 2/28/19 & Friday, 3/08/19: Resident Wellbeing Retreat: Resident Wellbeing Retreat
  • CREOG Physician Satisfaction and Wellness Initiative
    In the field of obstetrics and gynecology, physicians are at a high risk for burnout. The ACOG Wellness Task Force has compiled a physician toolkit and a list of wellness resources
  • Other Resources
    • SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health – www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov - Tel. no. 800-662-4357
    • Drug Treatment Locator – www.drugtreatment.tv - Tel. no. 800-876-6378
    • L.A. County Disaster Hotline - www.LABT.org - Tel. no. 800-980-4990
    • L.A. County Domestic Violence Hotline - www.Da.co.la.ca.us/domv.html - Tel. no. 800-978-3600
    • L.A. County Mental Health Emergency Team - www.dmh.lacounty.gov - Tel. no. 800-854-7771
    • L.A. County Caregiver Resource Center - www.losangelescrc.org - Tel. no. 800-540-4442
    • Bydesign/Consumer Credit Counseling - www.bydesignsolutions.org - Tel. no. 800-750-2227
    • Alcoholics Anonymous – www.lacoaa.org - Tel. no. 323-936-4343
    • Gamblers Anonymous – www.gamblersanonymous.org - Tel. no. 213-386-8789
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - www.nami.org - Tel. no. 800-950-6264