The lifelong friendships and support networks built during our three-year program are an enduring hallmark of Emory's internal medicine residency. This camaraderie among colleagues extends far beyond our residency training, and the size of our program ensures that there is always someone who shares your interests.
Emory's IM residency program supports resident social life through the resident-run Social and Wellness Committee, #HurstLife, which organizes small events ("Hurst Happy Hours," group hikes, karaoke, cooking demos, river-tubing, etc.) and residency-wide seasonal events, including our annual Field Day, Holiday Ball, Spring Picnic, and Chiefs' Roast.
Our resident-led wellness committee is pleased to share their wellness mission statement, which will guide our program's wellness efforts throughout the year:
The J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to fostering a culture that allows our residents to maintain their well-being as they participate in Emory’s tripartite mission of providing compassionate,
This mission will be achieved by:
- Fostering a sense of community with activities in and out of the training environment
- Participation in a curriculum that focuses on skills that enhance resilience and maintain wellness
- Providing dedicated time to engage in activities that promote well-being, personal health (physical, mental, and emotional) and overall wellness
- Recognition and celebration of citizenship and achievements in scholarship, teaching
- Supporting and encouraging the creation of individualized wellness care plans