Resident Wellness Program Response to COVID-19

We encourage you to take care of yourself, your loved ones and to be safe. As front line providers, it is natural to worry about the wellbeing of our patients, our team, and our loved ones. During times like these, it is also important to take care of our own emotional and mental health as providers. With the uncertainties associated with this situation, you may feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and experience depressive symptoms, and/or worsening of pre-existing symptoms. Please know that we at the Resident Wellness Program (RWP) and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are here to help you in any way we can. Read More

Welcome to the UAMS Resident Wellness Program! The transition from being a medical student to a resident physician is exhilarating and exciting! It is the culmination of years of dedicated hard work and a fulfillment of your dream. However, residency can also be a daunting and challenging time because of the long hours, sleepless nights, adaptation to a new role and environment, and the responsibility for providing high-quality care for our patients. Unless we take care of ourselves, the demands of residency can take a toll on our wellbeing with increased stress, fatigue, burnout, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship and other emotional problems. While institutional factors contributing to these problems need to be addressed, it is crucial to be proactive at a personal level in taking care of ourselves by finding a work-life balance. The goal of the resident wellness website is to provide information about resources to promote resident wellbeing.