May 4, 2020
Welcome to PsychEd, the
psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This
episode covers medical trainee wellness during the COVID-19
pandemic with expert guest Dr. Deanna Chaukos, Staff Psychiatrist
at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Wellness Lead for the
Psychiatry Residency program at the University of
The learning objectives for this
episode are as follows:
By the end of this episode, you
should be able to…
- Define wellness and burnout and their
importance in medical education/psychiatry
- Understand strategies on how to maintain our
own wellness and prevent burnout
- Understand strategies to help others maintain
their wellness and deal with burnout
*All through the lens of the
Hosts: Dr. Alex Raben (PGY5),
Gray Meckling (CC3), Shaoyuan (Randi) Wang (CC3), Weam Sieffien
Guest Staff Psychiatrist: Dr.
Deanna Chaukos (Sinai Health Systems, Toronto)
COVID-19 Resources for
prepared by residents at the University of Toronto, including team
member of PsychEd Nikhita Singhal
Resources for MD
- Improving Mental Health During
- University of Toronto Office of Health Professions Student Affairs
- University of Toronto
Postgraduate Wellness Office at
- Gerstein Crisis Centre
- CAMH: COVID-19 Information for Healthcare
- CAMH self-referral for healthcare workers to
access mental health services
UofT Faculty of Medicine: COVID-19
Wellness Resources for Faculty and Trainees
Canadian Psychiatric Association -
American Psychiatric Association
Seven tips for staying grounded as
the world grapples with COVID-19: UofT Expert
6 ways to address physician stress
during COVID-19 pandemic
UBC - COVID-19 Resident Wellness
- Youtube video: Three steps to coping with anything (including
Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19
- CMHA: COVID-19 and mental health
CMA: Maintaining Your and Your
Family’s Well-being During a Pandemic
BMJ Opinion: COVID-19 - the impact
on our medical students will be far-reaching
AAMC: “A terrifying privilege”:
Residency during the COVID-19 Outbreak
AMA: Residency in a pandemic: How
COVID-19 is affecting trainees
- CMAJ: Medical education needs reform to improve
student well-being and reduce burnout, say experts
Examples of Medical Student
- Brooks, S. K., Webster, R. K., Smith, L. E.,
Woodland, L., Wessely, S., Greenberg, N., & Rubin, G. J.
(2020). The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce
it: rapid review of the evidence. The Lancet.
- Eckleberry-Hunt, J., Van Dyke, A., Lick, D.,
& Tucciarone, J. (2009). Changing the conversation from burnout
to wellness: physician well-being in residency training
programs. Journal of
Graduate Medical Education, 1(2), 225-230.
- Eckleberry-Hunt, J., Lick, D., Boura, J., Hunt,
R., Balasubramaniam, M., Mulhem, E., & Fisher, C. (2009). An
exploratory study of resident burnout and wellness.
- Dewey, C., Hingle, S., Goelz, E., & Linzer,
M. (2020). Supporting clinicians during the COVID-19
pandemic. Annals of
- Drolet, B. C., & Rodgers, S. (2010). A
comprehensive medical student wellness program—design and
implementation at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
- Dyrbye, L. N., Burke, S. E., Hardeman, R. R.,
Herrin, J., Wittlin, N. M., Yeazel, M., ... & Satele, D. V.
(2018). Association of clinical specialty with symptoms of burnout
and career choice regret among US resident physicians.
Jama, 320(11), 1114-1130.
- Kealy, D., Halli, P., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., &
Hadjipavlou, G. (2016). Burnout among Canadian psychiatry
residents: a national survey. The Canadian Journal of
J., Ma, S., Wang, Y., Cai, Z., Hu, J., Wei, N., ... & Tan, H.
(2020). Factors associated with mental health outcomes among health
care workers exposed to coronavirus disease 2019.
- Lebensohn, P., Dodds, S., Benn, R., Brooks, A.
J., & Birch, M. (2013). Resident wellness behaviors.
- Santarone, K., McKenney, M., & Elkbuli, A.
(2020). Preserving mental health and resilience in frontline
healthcare workers during COVID-19. The American Journal of Emergency
- Shiralkar, M. T., Harris, T. B.,
Eddins-Folensbee, F. F., & Coverdale, J. H. (2013). A
systematic review of stress-management programs for medical
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