Promoting Physician Well Being & Engagement






Your residency or fellowship can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging times of your life.  The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and its Graduate Medical Education (GME) Programs recognize that you need to concentrate on your own emotional and physical well-being to help you better serve your patients as well as lead a healthier, happier life.  These resources can help maintain your well-being by lowering your stress, identifying problem areas, avoiding burnout, and learning how to achieve a healthy work-life balance. 


We are committed to promoting overall wellness, including well-being and engagement at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. Our efforts have resulted in the establishment and promotion of wellness-related activities for our campus including those at the program and institutional level, but we will strive to continue to make improvements.  As part of these efforts, we have established a Resident Advisory Board.  The Dean has also expanded the scope of our Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education to include Well-Being.  Please review information and resources via the left-hand menu links.


Click Here to view our Resident Support Services.


Click here to view information about a new physician well-being initiative called Life Bridge Chattanooga and sponsored by the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and the local Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society.  The program is confidential and open to physicians, including our residents and fellows, and to medical students and PA students rotating with our campus.  Costs are supported by grants and donations to the Medical Society and there are no charges or insurance filings for those utilizing the services.


We also provide access to a web and phone-based program called NexGen Total Well-Being Program -- one for Residents and Fellows and another for UT Medical and PA Students rotating at the Chattanooga Campus.  This confidential program is provided to you at no cost to you and includes professional counseling, legal and financial resources, referrals, and help with issues such as academics, relationship problems, substance abuse, emotional problems, stress, and much more:   

  • Counseling Services
  • Legal and Financial Consultations
  • Virtual Concierge Services
  • Individualized Wellness Resources
  • Health Advocacy
  • Online Resources

Click here to view information about the NexGen Program for our Residents and Fellows.  


Click here to view information about the NexGen Program for UT Medical and PA Students.


Click here to view information about a new program called UTHSC Campus Cares.


Click Here to view the 2018 Wellness Letter from Dean R. Bruce Shack, MD, and

Assistant Dean Mukta Panda, MD.


Click Here to view information about the UT and Erlanger Well-Being Task Force.


  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

     If you are in crisis -- or worried about someone who may be-- please call the     
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR

     Crisis Text by texting TALK to 741741      



 Revised 11/04/2018



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