Resident wellness

Wellness is an important focus of our program. Our core faculty Wellness Director is Dr. Connie Abarikwu. Under her leadership, we have chosen to focus our energy on many program-specific initiatives on fostering wellness.

These include:

  • Training interested residents in Peer Support Group techniques
  • Providing wellness days where residents take an extra day off during their ambulatory/elective rotations to foster mindfulness and self-care
  • Wellness retreats throughout the year, aimed at promoting togetherness and providing a mental break from clinical work
  • Reimbursing ride share if a resident is too tired to drive home
Internal Medicine residents at equine retreat

Residents at equine retreat

Residents on a night out

Residents enjoy an night out together

HonorHealth also has a commitment to promoting physician wellness. Some of the programs offered to all residents include:

  • Employee Assistance Program – access to confidential counselors via phone or online; extended to six free sessions during COVID
  • Caring for the Caregiver – unlimited phone access to confidential support group trained counselors
  • Discounted rates at HonorHealth Essential Touch Wellness Spa and Boutique