Surgical Babushka Program
o Feeling sick or under the weather?
o Cough? Congestion? Dehydration? Fevers?
o Wish you had a grandma who could bring you some hot noodle soup, DayQuil, cough drops, fruit, and check in on you?
Introducing the “Surgical Babushka Program”
The Babushka program is a resident-led initiative focused on taking care of residents during acute episodes of illness. Residents who are sick can text or e-mail the group of Babushkas who will then hand-deliver a package containing essential medications, soup, tea, and hydration supplies. The Babushkas are clinical and research residents as well as faculty and staff.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll get a hand-delivered goodie bag with everything you need and a Babushka to check in on you until you’re feeling better.
Read more about it:
Research about our Surgical Babushka Program was recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education. Check it out here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1931720419304179
Our article was featured New England Journal Of Medicine Journal Watch: https://blogs.jwatch.org/general-medicine/index.php/2020/06/resident-wellness-doesnt-need-to-be-expensive-or-elaborate/