Statement of Commitment
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University and the GME Consortium is an organization deeply committed to developing an educational environment that is supportive of the wellbeing of trainees, faculty, and staff. We recognize the primary importance of having a clinical learning environment that reinforces respect for patients and providers and holds all physicians and staff mutually accountable for their personal wellbeing and that of other members of the healthcare team.
At a divisional and programmatic level we are committing resources to reduce provider burnout and enhance resilience of our house staff as they learn the challenging process of caring for patients and balancing societal needs. We encourage house staff to actively engage in community efforts to bridge the differences across our diverse community. As providers they must learn to identify how social determinants of health impact patient outcomes, and to seek opportunities to ameliorate health disparities both locally and globally. We provide programs to support house staff as they meet the physical and emotional challenges of healthcare providers in our world.
The Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium has provided valuable resources to assist in trainees, faculty, and staff to prioritize their well-being.
The GME Wellness Program is committed to supporting resident and fellow well-being. The pamphlet provides valuable resources for for mental, physical, social, family, and overall well-being, as well as crisis resources.
Graduate Medical Education offers free and confidential services for trainees.
GME Consortium Wellness Program
The GME Wellness Program aims to improve resident and fellow well-being. We develop individual and organizational strategies to improve trainee health, reduce stress and burnout, and enhance the joy and meaning in their work.