The Department of Anesthesiology is supportive of resident and fellow work/life balance. Below are some of the ways the department supports wellness:

COVID-19: Physican Support 


Physical/Mental Health

  • Free membership for residents/fellows and their families to on-campus, fully equipped wellness center (Drayson Center)

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program 

  • Reimbursement for round trip cab fare if too fatigued to drive home

  • 24/7 access to licensed mental health professionals

  • Annual training on topics such as sleep deprivation and thriving through residency

  • Living Whole Wellness Program

  • Physician Vitality Program

Work Environment

  • Catered meals at department events including, lectures and Journal Club

  • Wellness Committee

  • Wellness Chief Resident

  • Quarterly group meetings with the Department Chair

  • Semi-annual individual meetings with the Program Director

  • Access to a private lounge stocked with snacks (includes computers, couch, TV, coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator)

  • Private call rooms

  • All residents are divided into resident families including one resident from each class to provide a source of support

  • Dog therapy sessions

Social/Team Building

  • Team bonding ropes course activity for new residents

  • Christmas party at the Redlands Country Club 

  • Thanksgiving potluck

  • Annual welcome party for incoming residents/fellows at Program Director's home

  • Monthly birthday/resident appreciation celebrations

  • Rock climbing, camping, and other department sponsored resident get togethers

  • Annual Doctors Day party

  • Annual summer party

  • Graduation dinner at The Mission Inn and Spa

  • Annual golf tournament