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 Well-Being Topics and Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is Well-Being?

Well-being is a continuous process of self-awareness and intentional integration of healthy choices and behaviors into daily routines for the purpose of improving life balance.​

During residency this process results in a strengthened sense of engagement, learning, accomplishment. Well-being supports a resident's acquisition of knowledge, clinical performance, and positive attitude. These benefits combine to strengthen resilience through the challenges of training.

Dimensions of well-being include:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Occupational
  • Environmental

Prerequisites to positive well-being include:

  • Feeling engaged and empowered
  • Maintaining physical health with rest
  • Healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Achieving a balance of work and time away from work
  • Being present in the moment
  • Understanding one's own limitations and those of others​

Quality of Life 

Managing Your Residency 

​​Scope Newsletter

These ​brief articles, written by members of the RWBC committee for residents, originally appeared in Scope, an in-house publication for Marshfield Clinic residents and fellows.