Wellbeing pp 185-195 | Cite as

Wellbeing Consideration for Residents

  • Christina CelliniEmail author
  • Lauren Decaporale-Ryan
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Resident wellness is a topic of increasing discussion and study. The life of a surgery resident lends itself to unique challenges that threaten a trainee’s wellbeing. This issue is at the forefront of graduate medical education in terms of optimizing the clinical learning environment and mitigating the risk of burnout for residents. However, residency programs struggle to identify and implement actionable items for their trainees. In this chapter the authors review the scope of the problem as studied in the literature, describe the current stance of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and provide examples of surgical programs that have embraced and implemented organizational and personal components to address resident wellbeing within their surgical training programs.


Burnout Wellbeing Graduate medical education Residency Surgical Curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Departments of PsychiatryMedicine and Surgery, University of RochesterRochesterUSA

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