IU School of Medicine Arnett Family Medicine Residency prides itself in developing a curriculum that focuses on resident physician wellness and resiliency. We feel that resident physicians that can unwind and recharge are better able to deliver on our promise and provide excellent patient care.
Wellness Action Plan
As part of our Physician Wellness Curriculum, all residents develop, update, and review a wellness action plan through educational sessions with our Faculty Lead as well as during quarterly meetings with their advisor. This function similar to an asthma action plan – what does it look like when you are in the “green”, “yellow”, and “red” zones? Our goal – to intervene early when resident wellness is challenge and be proactive about maintaining resident well-being.
Physician Wellness Didactic Series
Throughout all three years of residency as part of our weekly Residency Didactics, residents partake in a series of lectures designed to educate and empower wellness. Along with education sessions on developing and implementing a wellness action plan, residents receive education on resiliency, receiving and giving feedback, stress relief exercises, cognitive behavioral therapy, and cognitive flexibility.