Wellness/Burnout Screening Tool:
During GME training and even afterwards during independent practice, the risk of burnout is high. Its important to self assess and evaluate your own resilience and risk for burnout throughout your career, beginning during your training. Below is a link to a self-assessment well being screening tool that is free and confidential.
This link connects to a free 7 question screening tool that evaluates fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety/stress, and mental/physical quality of life. This tool is anonymous and no information is shared with anyone. Graduate Medical Education won't have access to any of the information; the only information available to GME will be the number of trainees using the screening tool over time from our institution. After completion of the questions, scores are compared to normative data from a national sample of U.S. residents and fellows. There is also an option to sign up and create an account if you would like to track your wellbeing over time. If you are not interested, you can skip this step and directly get your results.
Wellness in Training Committee:
The University of Kentucky Wellness In Training Committee is devoted to helping physicians-in-training (ranging from medical students to residents/fellows ) achieve their highest potential through the integration of the physical, social, emotional, environmental and economic aspects of wellness. This committee was established in fall of 2017 to develop recommendations for a systematic and sustainable approach to support wellness and resilience within our trainees. This committee is co- chaired by Asha Shenoi, Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education, and Andrew Hoellein, Associate Dean, Student Affairs. The Wellness In Training committee has a broad representation and input from house staff, students, residency program directors and faculty from different disciplines including Pharmacy and Behavioral Sciences.
We are looking for trainees to volunteer to participate as committee members, so if you are interested in driving wellness efforts in your program, please email the co-chair, Dr.Asha Shenoi firstname.lastname@example.org
SOAR Program (Supporting One Another to Rise):
The UK Healthcare SOAR Program provides peer support when an employee experiences potentially traumatic workplace stress by his or her involvement in an adverse patient event, medical error, or patient inflicted verbal or physical threats or assaults. SOAR is housed under the UK Healthcare Chaplain Office and can be accessed by employees seeking peer support self or via referrals from anyone who has a concern that another employee might benefit from support. More information is available via: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/patients-visitors/pastoral-care/soar
ACGME Patient safety collaborative project: Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments.
University of Kentucky GME is committed to foster psychological safety of the learning environment through enhancing resident and faculty investment in patient safety culture. For the past 10 years, the University of Kentucky has introduced new residents to our patient safety culture through providing this content during our Graduate Medical Education institutional orientation and throughout each programs' curriculum. Our institution has the privilege of participating with 8 other institutions in the ACGME Patient Safety Collaborative, an 18 month project focused on developing strategies to promote resident and fellow leadership in patient safety. Further information regarding UK's participation is available here: https://med.uky.edu/spotlight/uk-college-medicine-recognized-member-acgm...