Wellness @PARGMEFostering a Better You
The goal of “Fostering Oneself” is to provide the everyone with support to ensure they are: 1) Meeting Their Basic Needs, 2) Building a Toolbox for Resiliency, and 3) Providing Support to Combat Daily Struggles.
The goal of “Fostering Connectedness” is to build a community of residents, faculty, and staff through events and shared experiences. Having everyone involved and connected, will reduce burnout. It will also provide resources for residents to ask for help or guidance in difficult situations.
Fostering a Culture of Wellness
The culture of a residency program starts with the program leadership. Program leadership is making a commitment to prioritize resident, faculty, and staff wellness.
Fostering Resources to Care
Piedmont Athens Regional, as an institution is committed to the well-being of all employess, and have developed strategies and resources to provide support to all employees.
In 2020, PAR Graduate Medical Education recognized a need in the programs to develop a system to provide a family to each resident. With input from our faculty, residents, and staff, we developed the PAR Graduate Medical Education Tribal System.
It is built on the foundation of inclusion is built upon relationships, not through hierarchy. The tribes are designed to promote communication and team-building within smaller groups of the program. Additionally, tribes compete against each other throughout the year to earn points towards the House Cup!
When issues arise within the program, it is initially addressed at the level of the ‘Tribal Council’ which is made up of representatives from each tribe.
Each tribe is composed of:
- 2 Tribal Elders (Faculty Members)
- Chief & Vice Chief (Residents)
- 12 Residents
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