Wellness in Residency: A Survey Evaluating the Importance of Wellness to Emergency Medicine Residents
This study assesses how emergency medicine residents value wellness in residency and what they do to cope with stress.The topic of wellness has existed since the start of medical residencies, however as physician suicide becomes more prevalent, enhancing wellness has been a growing focus in physician lives.This study seeks to evaluate if emergency medicine residents put an emphasis on a state of well being as well as academics. We believe that emergency medicine residents value wellness, and participate in a variety of activities to cope with stress. However we believe that residents more than likely, wish there were more and better opportunities that favor wellness. This study will use an online anonymous survey, 11 questions that are short answer, multiple choice questions. The survey will be submitted to emergency medicine residents in the state of Michigan, PGY-1 – PGY4, who’s programs participate in the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System. There are no vulnerable populations within this subset of people, as study will be anonymous. Participates will be enrolled via online, anonymous survey. There will be no identifying factors. Residents will be asked to give their post-graduate year, and if their program is located in a urban, suburban or rural program. We will not be accessing any other personal data. Participates will be recruited by emails provided by the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System. Data will be analyzed by Henry Ford Detroit statistician We anticipate that residents favor wellness, but do not have enough opportunity to participate in activities that encourage wellness. The answer to these questions matter, as when the findings are applied, it could lead to a safer and happier work environment for emergency medicine residents.