Wellness Support

WELLNESS

  • CIP Ombuds - For CIP Trainees only, is available for residency advice, mentorship chats or just coffee. Dr. Deidre Jenkins
  • Office of Resident Affairs and Physician Wellness, PGME - The Office of Resident Affairs is at “distance” from the PGME office and does not share information without your consent. Residents in distress are encouraged to reach out early and all discussions are confidential. Appointments can usually be accommodated within a week. Their office can help you address the variety of challenges you encounter as a PGME trainee. Including but not limited to: Stress and burnout, Time Management and personal coaching,  Relationship Problems, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Concerns, Mindfulness sessions, Peer Support
    • Residents can access services provided by this office in complete confidence: residentwellness@ucalgary.ca   403-210-6525
    • Or drop into the office (Health Sciences Room G259) , across from the Libin Lecture Theatre. Office hours are:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Or separately by appointment
    • To speak with a specific person:
      • Roxanne Laktin, Administrative Assistant Email: roxanne.laktin@ucalgary.ca
      • Nora MacQuarrie, Registered Psychologist Email: nora.macquarrie1@ucalgary.ca
      • Danni Lei, Registered Psychologist Email: dlei@ucalgary.ca
      • Dr. Jaelene Mannerfeldt, Director Email: jmmanner@ucalgary.ca Pager #00016  Cell # 403 860 0447. 
  • PGME Resident Wellness - Info and links
  • UofC Mental Health Resources
  • Student Legal Assistance (SLA): the on-campus law clinic staffed by U of C law students who, with the assistance of volunteer advising lawyers, provide free representation and legal assistance to U of C students and needy Calgary and area residents who are unable to afford a lawyer.
  • PGME Learning and Education Resource Specialist (Nancy Dunlop): Accommodations for disability. Learning Strategy Instruction to medical learners in difficulty etc. Phone: 403-210-7670 E-mail: pdassist@ucalgary.ca
  • Room for Mindfulness Drop-in Foothills Campus, Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in 1464A Health Sciences Center
  • As residents, you and your immediate family have full access to the Alberta Medical Association’s Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP).  This program provides confidential, physician to physician support, 24/7/365. Call 1-877-767-4637.
  • CanMEDS Physician Health Guide: A Practical Guide to Physician Health & Well-being
  • Office of Professionalism, Equity and Diversity  supports the Cumming School of Medicine in promoting a culture of respect and professionalism. Conduct concerns: respect@ucalgary.ca or 403-210-6424

Benefits

Ministry-funded Resident Physicians receive a flexible spending account of $1000 that is allocated for each Academic Year to either a Health Spending Account, Personal Spending Account or Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan.  For more information on this benefit please review:

In June 2021, the University of Calgary Alumni Association Board passed a motion to include PGME trainees in the alumni family. Upon completion of your residency, this will extend the same benefits to you as it would to any other UCalgary graduate.