Wellness

The wellness committee is a resident run committee whose goal is to check in with residents via routine surveys, identify struggles, and provide support through monthly wellness activities, social media initiatives and encouraging honest dialogue about the challenges and triumphs of residency. All made possible by the support of the IMRP, here are some of the things we did to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and what we have planned for the future.

PAST EVENTS
-    Open mic coffee house
-    Paint night
-    Pumpkin carving 
-    Hikes
-    MEC group runs
-    Pub get togethers
-    Christmas movie competition between years & potluck
-    MSM Match Day Party
-    “Bell Lets Talk Day”
-    Skating at Bowness Park

COVID-19 
-    Snacks, coffee, and tea on all 4 MTU sites
-    Weekly newsletter with a podcast recommendation, a recipe to cook, a place to order food from, a work out, a book to read,  a socially distant activity suggestion, a funny quote/picture, and a resource for help
-    Private zoom work out classes for residents as a way to connect, and destress through movement
-    COVID specific wellness survey to check in, to see what is working, and find out how we can help more
-    Socially distanced hike to welcome the new R1s

FUTURE EVENTS
-    Ice cream rounds to debrief difficult days in residency and take a break from MTU
-    Pumpkin carving (socially distanced)
-    MSM Match Day gathering (socially distanced)
-    Small group games night


If you have any questions about resident wellness in our program, feel free to reach out to Priya! 

Wellness in Residency Handbook

Priya Koilpillai, PGY-3 
Wellness Co-Chair (2020-21)
Priya.koilpillai@ahs.ca