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Graduate Medical Education Wellness Resources

Sometimes, wellness can be challenging during the rigors of post-graduate training. It is very important to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally, so you can fully fully participate in your education and patient care. The Maine Medical Center Department of Medical Education is committed to the well-being of our employees, residents and fellows. Below are some helpful wellness resources and support programs.

Wellness Grant Application

Wellness activity grant funds are available to MMC residency/fellowship programs, clubs and groups. Typical grant amounts are $200 - $500 dollars. We may consider larger grants on a case by case basis. Complete this form to apply now.

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Do you have a resident/fellow wellness program question, suggestion or concern? Contact the GME Wellness Subcommittee at GMEresidentwellness@mmc.org.

Wellness Resources

The wellness subcommittee has designated funds to award MMC residency and fellowship programs to support wellness initiatives. Grants are usually between $200 and $500 dollars, but larger amounts may be considered based on project merit. Complete this form to submit a grant application.

Example Grant Awards:

  • $200 for Med-Peds Residency to purchase supplies to assemble 20 kindergarten readiness kits for children in need by collaborating with “Maine Needs”
  • $500 for Neurology Residency program to initiate an intern mentor support program
  • $500 for the Radiology Residency program to start a free store for residents supplying healthy snacks and essential items

Each quarter the wellness subcommittee prepares a newsletter highlighting resident accomplishments and providing important wellness resources within Maine Medical Center and the community.

View our latest issue!

Consider using one of these anonymous self-assessment tools if you are wondering about your behavioral health. Use of these tools is completely anonymous and never tracked. If you are concerned about your results, please contact your primary care provider or call LifeBalance Employee Assistance Program at 877-259-3785.

Alcohol Use

Learn about the symptoms of alcohol use disorder and how to rethink drinking.

Burnout

This confidential questionnaire can help you screen yourself for symptoms of burnout. It will help you identify feelings and experiences you have about your work, so that you can get a feel for whether you might be vulnerable to burnout. 

Depression

Use this online tool to screen for depression.  

Self-compassion

Are you being kind and loving toward yourself? Learn more with this online self-compassion assessment

Stress

Understand how stress can hurt, and take an online stress online assessment


Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

If you are struggling with overuse of opioids or other substances, consider using this tool to assess yourself.

Suicide

Are you experiencing suicidal ideation? Use this online tool to assess your risk.

Work-life Balance

Do you find it difficult to balance the different roles in your life? Take the online work life balance quiz to learn more. 

 

Maine Medical Center offers many excellent resources for resident and fellows, as well as all employees (and often family members too). Learn more below. 

Employee Assistance Program

The HealthAdvocate Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all MaineHealth employees and their family members. HealthAdvocate is a free, confidential resource program designed to help you manage whatever challenge you’re facing. Learn more.

Psychology and Psychiatry Support at Maine Medical Center

MMC is committed to ensuring confidential mental health care is available to residents and fellows. While there are several ways to establish such care in the Portland area, including MMC’s Employee Assistance Program, our Department of Graduate Medical Education has also provided for free confidential care here on our campus.

  • To access services, contact Molly Sneden, Social Worker at SNEDEM@mmc.org to make an appointment.
  • If you need a physician or medication, or are unable to establish a time with Ms.Sneden, contact: Daniel Price, MD, Psychiatry Residency Training Director at priced@mmc.org.

Peer-to-Peer 

MMC’s Peer support program is designed to pair residents or fellows with one of the peer supporters to facilitate free, friendly, and confidential discussion. This program was started in 2021 to support providers during times of emotional stress, including but not limited to adverse patient events, critical incidences, and personal or professional events. Individuals may refer themselves to the program or may be referred by a concerned colleague. Several residents have completed the training and are active peer to peer support volunteers.

Lactation Rooms

Lactation rooms are available throughout the Coulombe Family Tower, where our Family Birth Center is located.

Portland Nannies

Portland Nannies can pair your family with a nanny. They also have a roster of vetted babysitters for emergency childcare needs.

Free Gym Access

World’s Gym is free to all residents and fellows, World's Gym offers a full-service fitness facility featuring group classes, steam room and excellent fitness equipment.

Wellness Reimbursement

All residents and fellows are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $100 every 6 months for participating in a qualified wellness activity in these categories:

  • General wellness
  • Weight management
  • Stress management

Learn more.

Meditation

We offer a meditation room in the Coulombe Family Tower on the 1st floor. 

Chaplain Services

Our chapel is located in the Maine General Building on the 1st floor.