The Department of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that all of our residents and fellows remain physically and mentally healthy while completing their training program. Residency and fellowship training can be an inherently stressful time, and it is important to take care of yourself so that you can get the most out of your educational experience.
The Trainee Wellness Program seeks to provide an array of services to increase clinician wellness and reduce burnout and distress, thereby facilitating a strong and thriving workforce. Many medical professionals experience stress under the unique demands of working in an academic medical environment. Sometimes, we can be resilient in the face of severe stress, but at other times we can become overwhelmed and may benefit from additional support. We are here to help you address any problems or concerns, personal or professional.
Take this assessment to evaluate how well you are caring for your overall wellness.
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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
UCF residents and fellows are able to take advantage of our new Employee Assistance Program, Health Advocate, which provides free and confidential counseling and coaching services. Through the EAP, employees are provided with experienced, professional counselors who are available to help with virtually all types of personal problems, such as financial, alcohol/drug abuse, psychological, job burnout, stress, child concerns, marital issues, and adult dependent care.
UCF makes this service available to all employees and their eligible family members, including spouses, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law. Total confidentiality and anonymity is provided to those who call the EAP directly for consultation.
Visit www.healthadvocate.com/members for additional resources available to UCF employees through the Health Advocate EAP program or you may call 1-877-240-6863.
- Your local GME Director
- Greater Orlando – Alice Gordon
- North Florida – David Dojcsak
- Ocala – Jacklyn Fuller
- GME Office
- Mary Beth Harris (Associate GME Director) has an “open door” policy and is always ready and willing to help with resident concerns and problems. She can be reached at Marybeth.email@example.com or at the UCF College of Medicine, Office 406N.
- MedHub – You can also anonymously report a concern to the Department of Graduate Medical Education via Medhub.
- Resident Advocate
- Greater Orlando – Dr. Sergio Salazar
- UCF Health and Wellness
- UCF Financial Wellness
- Resident Forum
Online Self-Help Resources
Anxiety Coping Strategies
Coping Strategies Relaxation
Books and Articles
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most Douglas Stone
- Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
- Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control Pavel Somov
- The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions Christopher K. Gerner
- Breaking the Stigma – A Physician’s Perspective on Self-Care and Recovery