Our Philosophy . . .
What we do outside of work is so much more than our time off. We believe it is a critical component of our personal and collective mental health. Emphasizing behavioral activation, we encourage our residents to make the most of life, intentionally engaging in activities which that foster wholeness. This includes seeking exercise, artistic expression, culinary therapy, learning new skills, protecting time for sleep, focusing on the role of faith in our lives, connecting with others, and so much more. Our residents and faculty teamed up with medical students to create a big, beautiful guide to opportunities for these activities in our area called Activate.
Sparking joy . . .
To make sure we are living this philosophy and not just talking about it, we have a big competition every year called The Dojo. Every resident can earn daily points by sharing their self care activities (cooking, yoga, gardening, personal therapist, PCP, dentist, etc.) they’ve engaged in a dedicated Slack channel. The class with the most points gets a bunch of money for a class dinner. There are also a lot of gift card prizes along the way.