In addition to complying with the GME Physician Well-Being & Impairment Policy, the Diagnostic Radiology program supports specific activities to encourage optimal resident and faculty member well-being. These include peer mentorship which is arranged before the arrival of new residents to the program, resident mentorship by core faculty, the Annual Department of Radiology Resident and Faculty Retreat and quarterly Resident Team Building events funded by the Department of Radiology. Additionally, each resident completes training modules on fatigue during New Resident Orientation and the program has a process in place whereby a resident with concerns about excessive fatigue or stress may receive personal counseling from the Program Director or receive referral to resources offered by the Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP).
The program educates faculty members and residents in the identification of the symptoms of burnout, depression, and substance abuse, in themselves and others, including methods to assist those who experience these conditions by way of Non-Interpretive Skills (NIS) lectures and Resident Meetings.
If another resident, fellow, or faculty member may be displaying signs of burnout, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, or potential for violence, this must be reported to the Program Director or to an Associate Program Director.