Recognizing the need for wellness resources for our trainees and members, the SGO Wellness Committee designed and piloted an initial Fellowship Wellness Curriculum with a generous grant from ABOG. The exceedingly positive results of this pilot were subsequently published. Expanding upon this, the SGO Wellness Committee has developed a 10-module curriculum with topics based on established wellness concepts as well as specialty-specific stressors such as end of life discussions. Modules include guided discussion, multimedia presentations, and/or journaling, as well as take-home concepts and exercises to combat burnout.
In addition to the course content, each 60-minute module provides a detailed Facilitator’s Guide, additional resources, and a QR code for post-module feedback.
For fellowship programs, the 10 modules are designed to be a recurring two-year curriculum during fellowship. The modules can be utilized during didactic sessions approximately every six weeks over a recurring two-year timeframe.
Suggested Order of UsE
- Financial Wellness
- Communicating Bad News
- Substance Abuse
- Self-care and Sleep
- Nutrition and Physical Fitness
- Managing Priorities
- Empathy and Positivity
SGO WISHES TO THANK THE FOLLOWING WELLNESS COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THEIR INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION IN DEVELOPING THESE MODULES:
Drs. Kenneth Kim, David Kushner, Brittany Davidson, Taylor Turner, Jeffrey Fowler, Brandon Roane, Stephanie Blank, Nefertiti duPont, Marta Ann Crispens, Diljeet Singh, Shannon MacLaughlan, Gwyn Richardson, Tarah Pua, Premal Thaker, Monica Vetter, Erica Weston, Chase Cawyer, Kathryn Mills, Lois Ramondetta, Leigh Cantrell, Illana Cass, Nathalie Cass, Sarah Lynam, Brian Szender, Marina Frimer and Leigh Cantrell.