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The Wellness Committee within the Department of Psychiatry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine values the wellbeing of their faculty and residents in training. We strive to support optimal wellbeing, allowing our physicians to deliver the best care possible. Our mission is to:

  • establish a culture of respect and accountability for physician wellbeing
  • promote wellness by facilitating collaboration between residents, faculty, and leadership
  • promote system changes that improve patient care as well as the wellbeing of team members

We recognize that residency is a challenging and yet rewarding time. We aim to improve resident wellbeing by:

  • decreasing unnecessary stressors and non-clinical obligations throughout the workday
  • providing support and empathy whenever possible
  • creating opportunities for processing (including Balint groups, movie nights, and free online therapy)
  • working towards the reduction of burnout

We are receptive towards any and all feedback, and pride ourselves on constantly evolving to meet the demands and challenges of the day. Some examples of recent activities include resident and faculty social and volunteer outings, planning activities for our semi-annual residency retreat and intern orientation, and working with the department to identify opportunities for positive changes within the Department of Psychiatry.

More Information About Wellness at LKSOM

Committee Members 

Morgan Lewis, DO
Faculty Advisor



Ashby Mammen, MD



Jacob Weiss, MD



Yunichel Joo, MD