Wellness Statement of Commitment

The Washington University SOM/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital GME Consortium is an organization deeply committed to developing an educational environment that is supportive of the well-being of house staff and faculty. We recognize the primary importance of having a clinical learning environment that reinforces respect for patients and providers and holds all physicians and staff mutually accountable for their personal wellbeing and that of other members of the healthcare team.

At an institutional and programmatic level we are committing resources to reduce provider burnout and enhance resilience of our house staff as they learn the challenging process of caring for patients and balancing societal needs. We encourage house staff to actively engage in community efforts to bridge the differences across our diverse community and provide programs to support house staff as they meet the physical and emotional challenges of healthcare providers in our world.

Emotional Health


Physical Health

Work-Life Balance and Community Building

Parenting Resources – parenting, lactation and childcare
  • Child care on campus
  • Brown School CARE list – a student managed list of care providers. The University does not endorse or vet any individuals included on this list.  If you contact an individual on this list, you are accepting sole responsibility for your engagement or interaction with that person.
  • Backup child care – for Wash U fellows. Must register dependents before care can be provided. 15 uses per family per year.
  • Lactation room program

Professional and Personal Development

Wellness Tips
Personal Outsourcing

Time is a valuable and finite commodity. With limited personal free time available, it’s important for you to consider how that time is spent and how that impacts your wellness. While there are some tasks that only you can do, a number of things can be outsourced to simplify your life and allocate more time to the things that promote your wellness.


Consider the following when deciding whether or not to outsource:

  • How much is your time worth? Outsource tasks that are “cheaper” than the time it would take you to complete the task.
  • Outsource the tasks that you dread and procrastinate. The distress associated with tasks that loom on the horizon may be easily resolved by passing it onto someone else.
  • Keep the tasks that you enjoy. If you love cooking, for example, find ways to be engaged and present so that you enjoy the process.


Below is a list of tasks that are commonly outsourced. Please note that GME has not screened and does not endorse any of these vendors. Please use your discretion when purchasing goods or services from these resources.


Assistance with Projects:


Fancy Hands


Prepared Meals


Fit Flavors


Sare Food

Pure Plates STL

Metabolic Meals

Fresh N’ Lean

Basically It Meals


Flavor 360

Mobile Chef Meal Prep

Bombay Tiffin Club

Healthy for Life Meals



Laundry Services

Simply Clean

Happy Nest

Concord Cleaners






Uber Eats


Grocery Delivery


Green Bean Delivery


Other Wellness Resources


Employee assistance programs

  • BJC HealthCare and St. Louis Children’s Hospital EAP
    • BJC/SLCH EAP services counseling, wellness options, legal resources, financial planning, child and elder care consultation, college planning, physician referrals and more
  • Washington University EAP
    • WashU EAP services includes mental health / psychiatric resources as well as referrals for child/elder care needs, work-life resources with referral lists, legal guidance and financial resources.