Resident Wellness

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is dedicated to Resident Wellness. Residents and residency program leadership have joined efforts to develop a Resident Wellness Initiative that is resident-centered, and activities are driven by the needs and areas of interest as identified by our housestaff.

The Resident Wellness Initiative provides education and awareness for IM residents on various topics through social events, conferences, online resources and incentive programs. In addition, the Wake Forest Internal Medicine Residency Program has a Wellness Committee composed of a group of residents dedicated to promoting well-being throughout our program. The committee is chaired by an associate program director and chief resident and comprises residents from each year. We meet regularly throughout the year to plan activities, conferences and service projects in which our residents can participate. Some of the activities we have done in the past include an annual progressive dinner, animal therapy for residents, slow cooker cook-offs with availability of recipe cards, financial wellness seminars, and providing baked goods to the local hospice facility in Winston-Salem.

Areas of focus:

  • Abuse and Dependence
  • Diet and Weight Loss
  • Exercise
  • Finances
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Smoking Cessation

The 4 Principles of Healthy Living (PDF)