Statement of Commitment: Well-Being

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is committed to the well-being of our residents, fellows and faculty. To ensure resident, fellow and faculty well-being, the institution is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment with a culture of respect and accountability for physician well-being. Our clinical learning and environment enables residents, fellows and faculty to deliver the safest and best possible care to patients. To accomplish this, we are committed to providing:

  1. Protected time with patients, minimal non-physician obligations, adequate administrative support, promotion of progressive autonomy and flexibility, and enhanced professional relationships.
  1. Information and systems that monitor and enhance trainee and faculty safety, including physical safety (including, but not limited to monitoring workplace injuries, physical or emotional violence, vehicle collisions, and emotional well-being after adverse events), sleep/rest facilities that are safe, quiet, clean, and private with proximity appropriate for safe patient care, and safe transportation options when trainees are too fatigued to safely return home on their own.
  1. Time away from work to engage with family and friends, as well as to attend to personal needs and to one’s own health, including adequate rest, healthy diet, and regular exercise.
  1. Opportunity to access medical and dental care, including mental health care, at times that are appropriate to their individual circumstances, and including time away from the program as needed to access care, including appointments scheduled during their working hours.
  1. Mechanisms for the identification of burnout, depression, and substance abuse.
  1. Immediate access to mental health professionals.
  1. Accommodations for trainees with disabilities, consistent with the Sponsoring Institution’s policy