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Wellness Initiatives

We wouldn’t be here without the hard work of the residents, so we put a lot of effort into ensuring the physical and mental health of our team of residents.

Our department is constantly exploring ways to improve wellness efforts and culture. Here are examples of the activities and opportunities provided for our residents and the ways that we prioritize resident wellness:

  • Wellness committee with resident and faculty representation
  • Foster a culture of service and camaraderie 
  • Formal mentorship program and leadership development
  • Wellness checks with a counselor 
  • Personal day
  • Access to Peloton app
  • Intramural sports
  • Meals at faculty homes
  • Team breakfast at select conferences or ordering team lunches on days
  • Organized discussions on various life responsibilities (e.g., finances, self-care)
  • Traveling to conferences 
  • Welcome cookout for new interns
  • Annual resident retreat 
  • Resident Awards
  • Golf or spa day for all residents
  • Social events (e.g., holiday party and graduation)
Spring flowers near the Health Education Building bridge

Additional Wellness Resources

Visit the Graduate Medical Education website for additional information, including mental health and stress management resources, social and cultural activities, resources for parents and families and much more.
GME Wellness
School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Urology
Mail Stop 3016
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6146