Mental Health: May 2017

Burnout. Resiliency training. Mindfulness. These are buzzwords that are ubiquitous in the training of housestaff, a response to distressing stories of resident suicide in recent years. In honor of Mental Health Month, we dedicate our May 2017 theme issue of in-House to the mental health of physicians-in-training.

We seek reflections from the front lines of medicine, from residents and fellows, on your successes and struggles in maintaining your mental health while in training. Submissions may also include innovative projects on promoting housestaff wellbeing. We are also seeking reflections from loved ones of residents and fellows, and their perspectives as an outsider looking in to the physician profession.

Ankit Patel, MD, general surgery resident at University of Rochester Medical Center

If You Don’t Have Time to Meditate for an Hour
Nicole Perkes, MD, radiology resident at the College of Medicine at the University of Alberta

Sarah Slocum, MD, psychiatry resident at Medical College of Wisconsin