How OB/GYN does wellness

Resident Wellness

There’s a need in the medical profession for providers to take a more active role in maintaining their physical and psychological well-being.  Physicians are often times busy tending to their patients’ wellness and may overlook their own.  As a result, they commonly experience burnout, stress and work-overload.  The experience of burnout and stress, however are not limited to physicians, and it is important for everyone within the UCSF Fresno community including our staff and health education partners to focus on their own well-being.

OB residents with their wine and paint samples

To address the issue, UCSF Fresno’s multidisciplinary wellness committee, LIVE (Life, Inspiration, Vitality, Engagement), aims to empower all members of our community to achieve a more balanced approach to their wellness by providing guidance, tools and support.

As wellness is different for each individual, our department has focused on several areas that may improve our residents’ overall well-being such as education, team building/bonding, morale building, community service, physical wellness, etc.  See below for some of the activities.

  • Wellness Chief Resident
  • Big Sib/Little Sib
  • New Resident Welcome Party
  • Annual Retreat
  • Paid entry fees for annual Turkey Trot marathon
  • Participate in ACOG Wellness Week
  • Healthy eating/cooking lessons
  • Guest Speakers
  • Pet Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Blind Canoe Racing
  • Ropes Course
  • Hike in Sequoia National Park
  • Cooking dinner for families at Terry’s House
  • Bowling
  • Grief Support & Resources
  • Highway cleanup