• As physicians we owe our patients two things– only two things– our time and our skill. We do not owe our patients our lives. Doctors must take some time off from their daily work to get some rest, to travel, to participate in their family affairs, be an active member of their community, etc. To excessively devote our lives to the practice of medicine while we neglect other aspects of living may be tantamount to never having lived at all.

    Joseph D. Wassersug, M.D.

  • The AMA recently released the results of an online survey that showed overall physician burnout rate of 44 percent, with 15 percent saying they experienced colloquial or clinical forms of depression. Luckily, there has been a rise in awareness regarding Physician Wellness/Wellbeing in the last few years to counteract these issues and our Anesthesia Residency program is doing what we can to stay at the forefront of this movement. We understand that not everyone will have the same translation of the concept of "wellness" but we are doing what we can give our residents the tools to attain individual wellness while also making attempts to keep our community close. The following are some examples of this. Please click each picture to find out more.