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Resident Wellness

We recognize the stress of medical training and are dedicated to providing our residents the tools and support they need to care for their well-being. We value work-life balance and have several programs in place to help ensure wellness. Residency training is the best time to develop healthy routines that are more likely to be long-lasting. We created a program that includes a stipend for activities that promote sustainable healthy habits. Some of our residents choose to use their stipend on:

  • Gym memberships
  • Fitness classes
  • Annual park passes
  • Season passes to sports and art events

In addition, residents may take advantage of the Strive Wellness Program, which offers nutrition counseling, fitness classes, yoga, massage, smoking cessation, biometric assessment and monthly wellness initiatives at low or no cost.

Residents are also provided one-half day off per quarter to maintain preventative medical and dental care and other needs that are best handled during the weekdays and business hours.

Click here to see a full list of wellness benefits for residents.

Valley Children's pediatric residents gather for an end-of-year celebration dinner

Group Wellness Activities

Work-life balance, wellness, and team building are key elements of our program. Team building and leadership exercises are included in the curriculum, in addition to our annual resident retreats.

  • Intern orientation
  • Beginning of the Year Social
  • Intern Boot Camp
  • Resident Retreats
  • Holiday Party
    • We know the holidays are important to our residents, so we host a yearly holiday party for all of us to celebrate. Residents that are on nights are excused for a few hours so they can attend this celebration with their classmates. 
  • Thank a Resident Week
    • We acknowledge how hard our residents work and we found that one day is not enough to thank them. We have an entire week full of special breakfast, treats, goodie bags, pet therapy, and more!
  • Monthly Wellness Events
  • Graduation Ceremony