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 wellbeing 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. As providers they must learn to identify how social determinants of health impact patient outcomes, and to seek opportunities to ameliorate health disparities both locally and globally. We provide programs to support house staff as they meet the physical and emotional challenges of healthcare providers in our world.
As a nationally and internationally recognized center of clinical and research expertise, and the primary safety net hospital for the greater St. Louis area we will commit our resources for training exemplary clinicians. Our graduates will have the skills to render culturally sensitive care to all patients while maintaining their own joy of learning and personal health.
Below are some of our wellness resources:
- Child care on campus
- Fatigue Countermeasures (pdf)
- Move by BJC (Fitness Center)
- Physicians accepting new primary care patients (PCP List) as of July 2019 (pdf)
- Pediatricians accepting new primary care patients (PCP List) as of July 2019 (pdf)
- Professional and Personal Development Resources
- Resources for Physician Wellness at the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
- Washington University Medical Center Noon-Time Aerobics Class (pdf)
- Washington University Medical Center Noon-Time Aerobics Class on Facebook
- Wellness Connection, A Washington University in St. Louis Office of Human Resources Initiative
- MyWay to Health (part of the Wellness Connection, this is an on-site employee wellness program developed by leading experts in health and wellness at WashU)
- Washington University UHC Nurse Advocate
- Teresa A Fisher, RN, BSN, CCP
Office location: Center for Advanced Medicine, 2nd Floor
Teresa is available to meet with you in person, by phone or email to discuss lifestyle behaviors you want to improve – such as, weight loss, a healthy diet or fitness. In addition, she can also help you with prevention education and disease management support with conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. If you are in need of a physician or specialist, Teresa can assist you in connecting with one as well.
- Teresa A Fisher, RN, BSN, CCP
- Wellness Resource Listing on the Department of Surgery Website
- WUMCHA (Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxillary)