The CFDD is committed to providing programs and resources that support the wellness— the physical, emotional and intellectual well-being — of BWH faculty and trainees.

Wellness incorporates occupational and environmental health with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

We offer mentorship and one-on-one consultations with faculty and senior staff to aid with personal and professional development, as well as programs which focus on holistic support, including the Wellness Programming and the Arriving and Thriving series for internationals.

Our Wellness programming parallels and complements our Narrative Medicine Initiative, which emphasizes the reflective and therapeutic significance of achieving narrative competence through literature and writing.

We provide a wealth of relevant information for internationals seeking to establish a new home in Boston, as well as a Senior Faculty Toolkit to facilitate smooth transitions for faculty considering retirement. We also offer resources to help faculty and trainees find quality child care options, as well as information for families and for individuals involved with caregiving for older adults.

Through such programming and resources, we seek to help our community foster resilience and prevent physician burnout, a phenomenon with complex causes. For useful information on some of these causes, please see this infographic on preventing physician burnout from the Advisory Board.