• We have a longitudinal curriculum, activities and resources to support resident wellness. These include:
    • Discussing topics important to being a physician, including the patient experience, professional identity, and challenges in the healthcare environment.
    • Providing peer support as residents develop their professional identity as a physician
    • Promoting 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
  • Sunshine lunches
  • Half-days off strategically scheduled on outpatient rotations across all three years
  • Dealing with death resources
  • Debriefings
  • Coaching
  • Mentorship (Chief residents, APDs, other mentors)


  • 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.)

Wellness Resources