The UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate Emergency Medicine Wellness Fellowship seeks to prepare emergency medicine residency graduates to be wellness champions through education and experience.
Going Beyond "Burnout"
Wellness and burnout have become catch-all terms that encompass anything that makes the job of a physician difficult or frustrating.
While the tenets of physician wellness, like self-care and mindfulness, will be core content—our curriculum will go deeper into understanding and addressing the stressors of the profession.
Getting Administrative Buy-In
Current literature points out the need for systemic and cultural change—that can only be successful when embraced at the administrative level. Ideally, a Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) will be the conduit between staff and administration, using their comprehensive knowledge of the problems at hand to advocate for high impact and practical solutions.
Our Emergency Medicine Wellness fellowship is designed to focus on the relationship between physicians and organizational leadership.
As a graduate, you will have developed a fund of knowledge that enables you to foster a culture of wellness and be adaptive and creative in supplying institutional solutions.
Perfect Setting to Learn, Teach—and Live
Baystate Medical Center is the only Level 1 trauma center in the region—and has the busiest ED in Massachusetts.
You will be exposed to the diverse pathology of a multi-cultural, inner-city population, and the advanced procedures associated with the world's top medical centers.
All this, and you can live in western Massachusetts—an area known for beautiful scenery, outdoor recreation, performing arts, and higher education.