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Meal Prep
Meal prep workshop offered by the Wellness Subcommittee.

The well-being of our residents is a priority here at Emory. Our goal is to promote a culture of wellness across Emory Psychiatry sites and train happy and confident physicians. Below are avenues through which the program and department fosters a supportive and enriching environment to ensure resident well-being throughout their training. In addition, the Department of Psychiatry has a Wellness Subcommittee comprised of residents, faculty, and staff that focuses on optimizing ways in which the department can create and sustain a culture that fosters wellness.

Psychiatry Training Program Initiatives and Events

  • Regular meetings with program leadership
  • Open door policy with program directors
  • Peer mentorship, “The Big-Little Program”
  • Weekly protected didactic time in all four years of training
  • Wellness module within the didactic curriculum
  • Wellness days/half-days off
  • Support group for PGY-1 residents
  • Process group for PGY-2 residents
  • List of recommended therapists, both in and out of network
  • Annual two-day Resident Retreat
  • Resident/Faculty events including picnic and holiday party
  • Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Wellness Subcommittee
  • Fatigue awareness training

Emory University Offerings

Emory Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

  • Provides intervention and prevention services to promote stress resilience and to prevent burnout
  • Offers counseling services, stress management, leadership resources, and wellness resources

Healthy Emory

  • Provides an inclusive approach to health promotion, well-being, recreation, fitness, and healthy living across Emory
  • Includes fitness and nutrition resources, ergonomic evaluations, tobacco cessation, and healthy eating and weight management resources to name a few
  • Offers fun challenges and events including the Move More Challenge, Refresh From Stress, and Sleep Better, Feel Better

Exercise Facilities

  • Offers three different on-campus facilities at a discounted price. In addition, several local fitness centers offer discounts to Emory employees

Emergency Back-Up Care

  • Residents/fellows can access up to 10 annual days of back-up child and adult or elder care at subsidized rates

GME Medical Plan

  • Psychiatrists, therapists, behavior health professionals covered under Emory medical insurance

Addition information can be found on the Emory University Resident Wellness Website.