Thank you to all of the residents and fellows who participated in the 2020 Resident Wellness Survey. This was the inaugural year of resident and fellow participation in the Stanford Doctor Survey and we had fantastic participation rates. The feedback that was shared is greatly appreciated and will help identify opportunities to improve the training and practice environment. We recognize this year has presented unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic, and the results reflect that.
A high-level summary of the School of Medicine-wide results for residents and fellows can be found in the following video:
The purpose of this survey is to drive change. Making progress requires intervention at the school, hospital, and program level. Although there are clearly some opportunities for improvement relevant to all residents and fellows, the results also illustrate how much the training experience at Stanford varies by program and department.
The WellMD & WellPhD Team is currently distributing the program-specific results to each Program Director, Department Chair, Division Chief, and Department Well-being Director. The Program Directors should be presenting program-specific results to residents and fellows in an upcoming forum that allows for conversation and feedback. These program data are intended to be the starting point of a conversation to identify local opportunities to improve the training experience in each program. The expectation is that, once initial improvement opportunities are identified, each program will identify at least one local priority for improvement. We hope that residents and fellows will then work in partnership with their Program Director and division/department to develop and implement an improvement initiative to foster progress.
We thank you again for your participation and hope you will actively support the upcoming improvement efforts in the next several months.
Tait Shanafelt, M.D.
Jeanie & Stewart Ritchie Professor of Medicine
Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford Medicine
Director, WellMD Center
Associate Dean, Stanford School of Medicine