Long School of Medicine

Faculty Programs & Resources

Graduate Medical Education

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The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that its faculty members remain physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. Balancing academic teaching, research, and patient care can be extremely stressful and it is important to know about resources so you can take care of yourself to ensure you avoid burnout,

The philosophic underpinnings of the UT Health SA program are based on Well-Being and Resilience. Therefore, the program assists with prevention, assessment and early intervention for a wide range of issues beyond being part of the remediation process.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The UT Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP) provides support and free confidential counseling sessions as a benefit of UT Health San Antonio employment. UTEAP offers eligible UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff members and their dependents help with mental health questions and personal or workplace issues, including counseling sessions with licensed mental health professionals, legal and financial resources and Work Life referrals. 

Employees can access free, convenient and completely confidential and private services 24/7 through UTEAP (Username: uteap; Password: uteap).

Bexar County Medical Society LifeBridge Program for Faculty Mental Health

LifeBridge is an online counseling program sponsored by the Bexar County Medical Society providing resources for physician members who seek counseling from Texas-licensed professionals with discretion and confidentially through BetterHelp.

For more information visit the LifeBridge website.

Wellness and Wellness Related Consultations

These consultations are designed to provide support, motivation and direction in addressing various aspects of work-life integration.

They can vary in structure and function, including receiving training and education on wellness practices, learning about mindfulness techniques, identifying resources to enhance personal resilience, or exploring how to better advocate for yourself and your team. They might include counseling, support or referral to EAP if beneficial.


For Program Directors

Our Wellness Home offers programs and services for faculty directors who are looking to develop wellness initiatives targeted at their respective department or division trainees.

Wellness Mosaic

The team at the Wellness and Resiliency Center created the Wellness Mosaic, an innovative approach to promote wellness within your training program.

We offer customized wellness presentations and guidance on how to implement wellness activities to meet the needs of your program. Some examples from our menu of options include:

  • Presentations on burnout
  • Mini-workshops on resilience and mindfulness
  • Facilitation of focus groups
  • All-day retreats

Contact gmewellness@uthscsa.edu to discuss your goals and ideas.

Transition to Residency Risk Index (TRRI)

The move from medical school to residency is a critical time for training new residents. Trainees enter residency programs with concerns for their readiness, fears of medical errors, or belief they do not belong. Many incoming residents harbor additional stressors that exacerbate these typical concerns and may complicate their transition.

The Transition to Residency Risk Index (TRRI) was created as a tool for self-awareness, recognizing the need to facilitate the transition from medical school to residency with a focus on addressing depression, burnout and suicide during the first months of residency. By incorporating the TRRI into New-Resident Orientation, program leadership can identify residents at higher risk for a difficult adjustment and isolation, and tailor resources for them.

Debriefings & Group Support

The Resiliency Center formed a Crisis Response Working Group in November of 2017. The purpose of this group is to design a support protocol for adverse events and provide evidence-based support guidelines to departments for smaller critical events that can be managed as they arise. More information on debriefings and group support will be available soon.

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness is awareness with openness, intention, curiosity and kindness. The Wellness and Resiliency Center offers a variety of ways to learn and engage in mindfulness including workshops and holding brief mindfulness sessions at your preferred location.

Wellness Champions and Wellness Chiefs

Wellness Champions and Wellness Chiefs are designated agents of change and wellness promotion across departments & divisions of UT Health San Antonio. They identify needs and areas of improvement within their programs and provide ideas and plans to improve or maintain the overall wellbeing of the program’s members. We assist Wellness Champions and Wellness Chiefs in implementing the Wellness Mosaic or other practical and evidence-based interventions to improve health and wellness, enhancing personal resilience, improving efficiency of practice, and further establishing a culture of wellness.

Participants in the Wellness Champions and Wellness Chiefs program include faculty, residents and fellows from the diverse programs within UT Health San Antonio GME.