Ascension St. John Hospital Family Medicine Resident Wellness

Resident Wellness is an integral part of the Ascension St. John Family Medicine Residency experience. We believe that wellness is more than the absence of burnout, and requires a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach. Each resident works with the Behavioral Scientist to develop a personal wellness plan during orientation. Our department offers a generous yearly wellness stipend which residents can use to pay for gym memberships, massages, wellness related apps, and other self-care activities. Our mental health benefits include access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program and a local therapist experienced in working with graduate medical trainees.

Department wellness activities include:

  • annual department retreat
  • social club outings
  • annual holiday party
  • annual department picnic
  • group fitness challenges
  • golf outings
  • painting parties
  • wellness workshops
  • department book club

Hospital wellness amenities include:

  • renewal rooms throughout the hospital
  • rooftop garden
  • Healing Arts Center
  • rides home via Lyft for residents who feel too tired to drive themselves home after a shift