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Coffee Painting Workshop at Refuge Coffee Co

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
  • Mentorship program (peer and individual)
  • Weekly protected didactic time in all four years of training
  • Wellness module within the didactic curriculum
  • Sample didactic topics include exercise and yoga, art as therapy, 55-word stories, burnout, mindful meditation, balancing career, life and family, and physician stress and suicide
  • 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.


Online Resources

Emory Resilience & Wellness

As a health care worker, we need to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. Emory has compiled the health and wellness resources available to you as an employee . These resources are updated regularly and provide information and tips to practice self-care.

Emory: Sustainability Initiatives

Emory takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability across all of Emory’s institutions by helping to restore the global ecosystem, fostering health living, and reducing the University’s impact on the local environment.


Road to Resilience

Road to Resilience is a podcast that brings you stories and insights to help you thrive in a challenging world. This podcast explores what is possible when science meets the human spirit.

The Happiness Lab

In this podcast, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos will share surprising and inspiring stories that will alter the way that you think about happiness.

The Whole Health Cure 

Each week, host Dr. Sharon Bergquist talks with renowned researchers, physicians, nutritionists and wellness experts exploring the science behind true health to help you live to your fullest physical, emotional, and spiritual potential.

school supplies
Wellness Committee's school supply drive for CHOA Hughes Spaulding.
Meal Prep
Meal prep workshop offered by the Wellness Subcommittee.