• Discuss topics important to being a humanistic physician, including the patient experience, professional identity, and challenges in the healthcare environment
  • Provide peer support as residents develop their professional identity as a physician
  • Promote professional growth and development through reflection on clinical experiences as a life-long practice

Social Connectedness and Supportive Curriculum  

  • Fireside Chats—Finding Meaning in Medicine, Conflict with Staff, Harassment, Death and Grief, Discrimination, Depression and Burnout, Work Life Balance, and others
  • Schwartz Rounds
  • Class Check-Ins
  • Residency Town Halls
  • Coaching
  • APD Meetings
  • Sunshine Lunches


  • Chief Residents and Program Leadership
  •  WellMD Mental Health Support (resources for physicians, trainees, and medical students)
  •  WellConnect (for residents and fellows)
    • Confidential 24/7 phone line to establish timely mental health care: 650-724-1395     
  • PRN (Physician Resource Network) Support Program (Purpose: To provide our physicians with confidential, independent, legally-protected collegial support and resources for life’s inevitable clinical, professional and personal challenges.)
  • Stanford Express Care Clinic (Stanford Express Care clinic is an extension of Primary Care services at Stanford, offering same day appointments for minor illness or injury that require timely treatment.)