Graduate Medical Education

Resident Well Being

The Department of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that residents and fellows remain physically and mentally healthy while completing their training program. Residency can be an inherently stressful time, and it is important to take care of yourself so that you can get the most out of your educational experience.

If you are experiencing a particularly stressful or otherwise difficult situation, please feel free to contact:

PHONE: 650-724-1395
Well-Being Panel
PHONE: 650-346-3241

Mickey Trockel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist, is Director of this consultation and service jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Stanford Healthcare to facilitate timely acess to mental health services.

  • 24x7 Access (someone is always on call - available for emergencies)
  • Confidential
  • Provided by Stanford
  • Referral into the Well-Being Panel or Stanford Clinic

Led by psychiatrist Janet Spraggins, MD, the panel of 60 therapists offers 12 free sessions to all House Staff (courtesy of the Well Being Committee).

  • Not for emergencies (you will receive a call back within 24 hours)
  • Confidential
  • Access to 60 Non-Stanford Clinic Psychiatrists & Psychologists
  • 12 Free Visits (no insurance)
  • After 12 free visits, you can use insurance or pay cash

The recently re-named Stanford Committee for Professional Satisfaction and Support was launched in 2010 by then Chief of Staff Bryan Bohman in an effort to help physicians balance the increasing demands of the modern practice environment. Since its inception SCPSS’s guiding principle has been that the professional satisfaction of physicians and other caregivers is inextricably linked to quality, safety and patient-centeredness. The SCPSS brochure highlights many of the efforts the committee promotes or sponsors.

The following resources are also available to you:

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