Critical Care Medicine | Fellowship Program | Wellbeing


Washington University and the Division of Pediatric Critical Care promotes investment in the overall wellbeing of our trainees. Many wellness resources can be found on the GME Wellness website and through Washington University’s Wellness Connection. A few of the other resources available to help our fellows throughout their training are described below.

Peer Support

Most, if not all, clinicians experience an adverse event during their career. Such an experience is stressful, isolating, and can trigger emotions like anxiety, depression, guilt, and/or embarrassment. You are not alone. Colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine, who have been through similar events, are trained to provide peer support. The goal of peer support is to help get you back to what you do best - provide excellent care for your patients.

GME Wellness Counseling

Confidential and free counseling services available to fellows on campus, provided by the GME office.

Washington University Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP offers support to all Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital employees and their significant others or immediate family members in finding resources for everything from health and mental health services to home improvement, legal and financial services, and even party planning. They also offer access to backup child and elder care.

Family and other resources


Security is always available to escort you to your vehicle. Additionally, for post-call fellows that aren’t able to drive home due to fatigue, The University covers the cost of transportation by taxi or Uber if too fatigued to drive. Our goal is to ensure a safe and efficient way for medical staff to get home after any shift.

Affiliated Fitness Resources

  • Danforth gym: $200 annual membership
  • BJC WellAware Center (located in the public health building)
    • $50 initiation fee, $13.50 per pay period after first three months of employment
    • Personal trainers and classes available
  • SLCH housestaff-faculty basketball
  • SLCH housetaff softball team

Social Activities

  • Divisional happy hours are hosted periodically
  • Annual fellow holiday gathering
  • Graduation party every June


Fellows receive four weeks of paid vacation per year, as well as time and funding to give presentations at scientific meetings. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to apply for additional funds for coursework or research support which directly supports their scholarly activity and career development. Institutional benefits information can be found at the Human Resources site.

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