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
zuidema1@ah.org

SyncTalk: Convenient, confidential, flexible 1:1 telehealth sessions with licensed counselors/therapists. Unlimited sessions through our Employee health plan, or up to 8 hours through the Employee Assistance Program.

Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care

AHWM Wellness Page

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
    zuidema1@ah.org
  • Self-screening Well-being tool
  • 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. Currently limited to 3 associates at a time.
  • Sick Days: Time is provided to you annually to make sure you take time out to promote your own health and healing. Contact your coordinator to request days off or to check your balance.
  • Upcoming Resident Socials or Other Wellness Activities, Resident Wellbeing Retreat: Resident Wellbeing Retreat is scheduled annually to encourage resident wellness. In 2020-2021, residents were provided with a personal wellness day in lieu of a retreat due to COVID.
  • 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: