Mother Child W Physician

Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Resident Wellness Program

The MCW Pediatric Resident Wellness program focuses on exploring and experiencing methods, strategies, and mindsets that enhance both personal and professional wholeness. The program is run by residents and faculty and is supported by medical education. It is organized around the AMA's 6 pillars of wellness - Nutrition, Fitness, Emotional Health, Preventative Care, Financial Health, and Mindset and behavior adaptability. Examples of activities:

  • Monthly physical activities: soccer, basketball, kickball, beach volleyball, Milwaukee-wide run club, cycling, climbing
  • Peloton: access to bike in the resident lounge as well as free access to the Peloton app anywhere
  • Social Activities: monthly Brewery Fridays, faculty hosted dinners, annual department Brewers game
  • Six noon conferences dedicated to wellness
  • Three dedicated half days a year to preventative care appointments
  • Patient remembrance gatherings
  • Workplace integration: resident lounge with happy lights, bosu balls, yoga mats, canvases and painting supplies
  • Quality Improvement: monthly "Fuel Gage" survey and twice-yearly surveys to assess impact of our program on resident wellness.
  • We are always looking for more ways to promote wellness and prevent burn out and welcome new ideas!

Our Residency's Wellness Focus

Check out our video to learn from our team members about our wellness initiatives that are part of our residency program!