Resident Wellness

Residency can be a stressful time in one’s academic and professional career. Our department strives to provide residents with the resources and support needed to thrive throughout training and transition into independent practice.

Resident Benefits:

  • Snacks and drinks provided in resident lounges
  • $1000 annual Gatorbites for use at hospital cafeterias, coffee ships, Chick-fil-A
  • Academic meeting travel support
  • Adherence to ACGME resident work hours policy
  • ARNP/ PAs to assist with patient care and clinics
  • Vacations: Three 1-week blocks per year
    • One 3-week block for PGY-1
  • 10 days of annual sick leave
  • Additional paid leave for serious medical issues/temporary disability
  • Parking adjacent to hospital
  • 6 wellness half days annually
  • Discounted tickets to University of Florida athletic events

On-Site Resources:

  • GatorAdvantage – same-day medical care on-campus
  • GatorCare – Insurance for you and your family at no cost to you
    • Effective January 2023 elective egg freezing is included with GatorCare benefits
  • Employee assistance program
    • Free counseling for residents and your dependents
    • Free assistance with financial concerns
    • Free legal assistance
    • Online will preparation
  • Housestaff Gym – On-campus and free for resident physicians
  • Access to Resident Lounges stocked with healthy snacks and drinks

Wellness Curriculum:

  • Monthly, resident-led didactic sessions addressing resident-selected topics of interest
  • Resilience training
  • Leadership training (Senior resident curriculum)

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Social events
    • Tailgates
    • Resident vs Faculty Kickball Competition
    • University of Florida Sporting Events
    • Chief Dinner

Explore our Graduate Medical Education Resources page for more Housestaff benefits and perks!