Resilience is one's ability to overcome adversity in life, be it present or past, in order to maximize optimal functioning.
Dr. Edward Callahan, MD, MS, FACEP is a Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Director of Educational Services for Emergency Medicine as well as the past Residency Training Director for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Callahan has been training medical students and residents for years and as such has gathered significant perspective on how resilience positively impacts medical training. Please see a brief interview with Dr. Callahan regarding this topic.
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk on TED Talks, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.
A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues. Giselle is pursuing a career in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her, hiding her problems with anxiety and depression was not an option.
Hong Yin, MD is a recent graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Residency Program. In the following webcasts, Dr. Yin provides engaging information on social support, making meaning, posttraumatic growth, optimism and resilience through personal experiences.
Social Support (Part 1)
Social Support (Part 2)
Making Meaning - Please note: To take the interactive "Meaning of Life Questionnaire," log in to Authentic Happiness at the University of Pennsylvania, create an account and click on the Questionnaires tab.
Optimism (Part 1) - Please note: To take the interactive "Optimism Test," log in to Authentic Happiness at the University of Pennsylvania, create an account and click on the Questionnaires tab.
Optimism (Part 2)