Resident & Student Wellness

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Healthy Living

Caring for the Mind and Body


Healthy Eating

Tips from the Experts

Preparing healthy, quick, and affordable meals can be a challenge during medical training.  Below please find tips from our expert Froedtert Hospital dieticians on maintaining healthy eating during residency, medical school, and graduate school.


Eating Healthy on a Budget: Amy Kulwicki, Outpatient Dietitian

Healing Foods:  Deana McDowell, RD, CD


Eating Well Quickly:  Sarah Zangerle, Dietitian


Alcohol Use

Substance Abuse and Medical Training

Medical training can be a very stressful and challenging time.  Given multiple risk factors including stress and fatigue associated with training, as well as availability of controlled substances, substance abuse is a significant occupational hazard for medical trainees and physicians.  Below please find narrated presentations on substance abuse in medical training.

Substance Abuse in Medical Training (PowerPoint)

Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking can be a challenge physiologically as well as behaviorally. 

Dr. Nora Keenan is a health psychologist who was trained at the University of Minnesota and currently holds a position as a postdoctoral fellow in Women's Health at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.  At the Milwaukee VAMC, Dr. Keenan co-facilitates the Smoking Cessation Clinic.  Her research focuses on psychological factors that impact people's health behavior decisions, particularly how negative emotions and stress- as well as different strategies for emotion regulation- influence health behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and eating.

In the following Podcast, Dr. Keenan provides practical behavioral strategies for smoking cessation with an accompanying handout.

Resident & Student Mental Health Program

Welcome to the Wellness Site! We hope you find these resources helpful. 

Clinical Director of Resident and Student Mental Health Program: 

Heidi F. Christianson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Resident Student and Mental Health Program
1155 N. Mayfair Road
Tosa Center, 3rd Floor

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
** Scheduled appointments outside of normal business hours are also available.

General Contact Information
General: (414) 955-8950
Intake: (414) 955-8933

Emergency Contact Information
During Business Hours
(414) 955-8933
After Business Hours
(414) 805-6700
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Page Updated 09/11/2014