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DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS

The Director of Wellness oversees the operations and advancement of wellness initiatives in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. The director jointly serves the College and Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix to work with medical students and residents on personal wellness and larger organizational systems changes to improve well-being in the overall environment. 

STUDENT WELLNESS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Each year a student Wellness Executive Committee is selected by students to advance new wellness initiatives and programming. They are allotted a budget to allocate to new wellness ideas, presentations, or trainings. This committee helps to provide well attended programming that student find helpful and relevant. This group also help to oversee each of the 10 wellness groups and act as leaders to 30 Big Sibs. 

PHYSICIAN MENTORS

There is one physician assigned to each of the ten wellness groups. All students are assigned to a wellness group and stay in the same group all four years. These selected physicians, from a variety of different specialty areas, generously volunteer their time to mentor and participate in activities with their group of students. 

BIG SIBS

Each of the 10 Wellness groups have three Big Sibs/student leaders. Big Sibs are second-year students who play an integral role in welcoming incoming classes and supporting little sibs (first-year students) through the daily challenges of being a medical student. Big Sibs also act as a liaison between their group and the physician mentor to plan and host activities related to the concepts of wellness stated above

DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS

The Director of Wellness oversees the operations and advancement of wellness initiatives in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. The director jointly serves the College and Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix to work with medical students and residents on personal wellness and larger organizational systems changes to improve well-being in the overall environment. 

WELLNESS COMMITTEE 

Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix has a wellness committee comprised of Program Directors, Program Coordinators, residents, fellows, and college personnel. The committee meets monthly to move its designated initiatives forward, provide status updates on current projects, discuss resident/fellow wellness concerns, and discuss new initiatives to advance to the hospital’s leadership. This committee acts as an advocate for all wellness and well-being related practices specific to graduate medical education.