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Additional resources

COVID-19 resources

Meditation and mindfulness resources

Meditation apps

  • Calm App – $69.99/year (premium version). Apple’s App of the year in 2017. Offers daily guided meditations, trackers for progress, bed time meditations and stories, nature sounds and classes. Has family sharing capabilities.
  • Insight Timer – Free. Centre for Mindful Self-compassion. Contains a large library of guided meditations, with over 20,000 titles. Other versions include a variety of different bells that can be used for meditations of varying lengths.
  • Stop, Breathe & Think – Free. Daily check-ins and meditation dependent upon moods and age.
  • Breathe2Relax – Free. Interactive menu guides you through diaphragmatic breathing exercises. Such breathing techniques are known for interrupting stress receptors in the body. Recommended for anxiety, anger management and mood stabilization.
  • Universal Breathing by Saagara – Made for beginners. Teaches you how to breathe deeply and to retain your breath at intervals for concentrated control (pranayama). App keeps track of your progress.
  • Headspace – Free. Provides comprehensive guided meditation sessions.


Journal Club articles

Key research articles

  • Gruppen LD, Stansfield RB, Zhao Z, Sen S. Institution and Specialty Contribute to Resident Satisfaction With Their Learning Environment and Workload. Acad Med. 2015 Nov;90(11 Suppl):S77-82.
  • Guille C, Frank E, Zhao Z, Kalmbach DA, Nietert PJ, Mata DA, Sen S. Work-Family Conflict and the Sex Difference in Depression Among Training Physicians. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 1;177(12):1766-1772.
  • Guille C, Speller H, Laff R, Epperson CN, Sen S. Utilization and barriers to mental health services among depressed medical interns: a prospective multisite study. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Jun;2(2):210-4.
  • Hamidi MS, Boggild MK, Cheung AM. Running on empty: a review of nutrition and physicians' well-being. Postgrad Med J. 2016 Aug;92(1090):478-81. Epub 2016 May 23.
  • Holmes EG, Connolly A, Putnam KT, Penaskovic KM, Denniston CR, Clark LH, Rubinow DR, Meltzer-Brody S. Taking Care of Our Own: A Multispecialty Study of Resident and Program Director Perspectives on Contributors to Burnout and Potential Interventions. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;41(2):159-166.
  • Mata DA, Ramos MA, Bansal N, Khan R, Guille C, Di Angelantonio E, Sen S. Prevalence of Depression and Depressive Symptoms Among Resident Physicians: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2015 Dec 8;314(22):2373-83.
  • Stoesser K, Cobb NM. Self-treatment and informal treatment for depression among resident physicians. Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec;46(10):797-801.
  • Yaghmour NA, Brigham TP, Richter T, Miller RS, Philibert I, Baldwin DC Jr, Nasca TJ. Causes of Death of Residents in ACGME-Accredited Programs 2000 Through 2014: Implications for the Learning Environment. Acad Med. 2017 Jul;92(7):976-983.

Program and Institutional interventions

  • Bird AN, Martinchek M, Pincavage AT. A Curriculum to Enhance Resilience in Internal Medicine Interns. J Grad Med Educ 2017 Oct; 9(5): 600-604.
  • Chaukos D, Chad-Friedman E, Mehta DH, Byerly L, Celik A, McCoy TH Jr, Denninger JW. SMART-R: A Prospective Cohort Study of a Resilience Curriculum for Residents by Residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 2.
  • Ey S, Moffit M, Kinzie JM, Brunett PH. Feasibility of a Comprehensive Wellness and Suicide Prevention Program: A Decade of Caring for Physicians in Training and Practice. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Dec;8(5):747-753.
  • Ey S, Moffit M, Kinzie JM, Choi D, Girard DE. "If you build it, they will come": attitudes of medical residents and fellows about seeking services in a resident wellness program. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Sep;5(3):486-92.
  • Guille C, Zhao Z, Krystal J, Nichols B, Brady K, Sen S. Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention for the Prevention of Suicidal Ideation in Medical Interns: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Dec;72(12):1192-8.
  • Palamara K, Kauffman C, Stone VE, Bazari H, Donelan K. Promoting Success: A Professional Development Coaching Program for Interns in Medicine. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Dec;7(4):630-7.
  • Thomas CR. Deciding to Refer Residents for Psychiatric Evaluation. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Apr;9(2):151-153. (Article Offering Case Discussions and Policy Guidance, Policy Guidance).

Systematic and narrative reviews

  • Busireddy KR, Miller JA, Ellison K, Ren V, Qayyum R, Panda M. Efficacy of Interventions to Reduce Resident Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review. J Grad Med Educ 2017 June;9(3): 294-301.
  • Dyrbye L, Shanafelt T. Maintaining well-being: a narrative review on burnout experienced by medical students and residents. Med Ed. 2016 Jan;50(1):132-149.
  • Raj KS. Well-Being in Residency: A Systematic Review. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Dec;8(5):674-684.
  • West CP, Dyrbye LN, Erwin PJ, Shanafelt TD. Interventions to prevent and reduce physician burnout: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2016 Nov 5;388(10057):2272-2281. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Perspectives and discussion papers

  • Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Sinsky CA, Cipriano PF, Bhatt J, Ommaya A, West CP, Meyers D. Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care. National Academy of Medicine. 2015 July.
  • Daskivich TJ, Jardine DA, Tseng J, Correa R, Stagg BC, Jacob KM, Harwood JL. Promotion of Wellness and Mental Health Awareness Among Physicians in Training:
    02/2018 ©2018 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Perspective of a National, Multispecialty Panel of Residents and Fellows. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: 2015 March7 (1):143-147.
  • Hipp. DM, Rialon KL, Nevel K, Kothari AN, Jardine DA. “Back to Bedside”: Residents' and Fellows' Perspectives on Finding Meaning in Work. J Grad Med Educ 2017 Apr;9(2):269-273.
  • Shanafelt T, Goh J, Sinsky C. The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 1;177(12):1826-1832.
  • Shanafelt TD, Noseworthy JH. Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Jan;92(1):129-146.
  • West CP. Physician Well-Being: Expanding the Triple Aim. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 May;31(5):458-9.


Geisinger Workshops for 2019-2020
Resiliency in Medicine Workshops
Santisree Tanikella, MD

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 
    Workshop 1:  “Burnout Prevention: Building a Community”
    Danville, GMC -  Hemelright
    Wilkes-Barre, GWV - SCARANO
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 
    Workshop 1:  “Burnout Prevention: Building a Community”
    Danville, GMC -  Hemelright
    Wilkes-Barre, GWV - SCARANO
  • Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
    Workshop 2:  “Meditation: Chill pill for the Hair Brain Physician”
    Danville, GMC - Anesthesia Auditorium
    Wilkes-Barre, GWV - SCARANO
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Workshop 3:  “Death and Dying: Coping with Loss”
    Danville, GMC - Anesthesia Auditorium
    Wilkes-Barre, GWV - SCARANO
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Workshop 4:  “Promoting Resiliency, a Case-based Approach”

    Danville, GMC - Anesthesia Auditorium
    Wilkes-Barre, GWV - SCARANO

National/international conferences