Peer Support and Resiliency in Medicine (PRIME) - Resident Wellness Program

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

The Peer Support and Resiliency in Medicine Program (PRIME) was developed in 2010 to restore balance to a training environment that has historically focused on independence, self-sacrifice, expertise, efficiency, and critical thinking by creating a new culture that fosters interdependence, concern for others, self-care, and emotional literacy. Created by Drs. Emily Ratner and Tara Cornaby, PRIME is modeled on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  work and is currently offered to residents of Stanford’s Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine.

As one of the inaugural Anesthesia Wellness Programs in the nation, PRIME seeks to enhance resident well-being through a combination of experiential and didactic offerings. Please explore the rest of our website to learn more.