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Resident Recharge

Resident wellness is a part of the culture of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UC San Diego. In our Resident Recharge program, we offer a variety of resources for managing stress, cultivating resilience and refreshing our residents in mind, body and community.

Past activities have included group meals and cooking at faculty members' homes, creativity exercises at noon conferences, facilitated discussions about stress-related subjects and workshops in Kelee® meditation.

UC San Diego's Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) Program website offers an anonymous and confidential tool for identifying a need and connecting with help. 
 

 If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline at 800-273-TALK. The UC San Diego Police number is 858-534-HELP. See the HEAR home page for more resources.
 

Past activities of the Resident Recharge Program are described below. You will find information about current or upcoming events on our home page.


Dr. Matt McCarthy Presents Grand Rounds, Conducts Discussions on Narrative Medicine

Dr. Matt McCarthy presenting Medicine Grand Rounds on March 2, 2016. 

We recently welcomed Dr. Matt McCarthy, author of the memoir The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year, to UCSD. On March 1, 2016, he participated in a lively discussion at a book club with residents and faculty.

Dr. Matt McCarthy leading narrative medicine noon conference at UCSD. 

On March 2, he presented on the Power of Medical Writing at the Medicine Grand Rounds (top image), then joined us for a narrative medicine noon conference (above).


First Women in Medicine Meeting Draws Over 50 Residents and Faculty

The UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program held its first Women in Medicine meeting on February 18, 2016. More than 50 residents and faculty members attended.

Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel, Clinical Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UC San Diego, gave an inspiring presentation entitled "Talking Points," in which she provided valuable advice to residents on how to be most effective when giving a presentation on the local or national stage. 

More Internal Medicine Residency Program Women in Medicine events are planned. 

Women in Medicine meeting
Above, from left: Drs. Michele Pham, Ann Kuo (CMR 2015-2016), Supraja Thota (incoming CMR 2016-2017), and Khushboo Kaushal. 

Women in Medicine
Above, from left: Drs. Arthi Balu, Melissa Wong, Deanna Hill (Internal Medicine), Trish Santos (Endocrinology), Brigid Boland (Gastroenterology), and Bethany Karl (Nephrology/Hospital Medicine).

Additional attendees, first Women in Medicine event for Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Above, clockwise from left: Drs. Ahnika Kline (incoming CMR 2016-2017), Marin Nishimura, Christine Anastasiou (incoming CMR 2016-2017), Kim Kerr (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine faculty member), Pam Taub (UCSD Cardiology Faculty), Mara Zulauf (Hospital Medicine), and Janki Patel.