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Resident Well Being

The Department of Graduate Medical Education is committed that residents and fellows remain physically and mentally healthy while completing their training program. 

If you are experiencing a particularly stressful or otherwise difficult situation, please feel free to contact:

  •     The Director of GME, Tina Leal (432-335-5265).  Tina has an “open door” policy and is always ready and willing to help with residents concerns and problems.
  •     Residents also have access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Residents counseling and psychological support services are outsourced by TTUHSC-Permian Basin to the Samaritan Counseling Center (SCC).  Residents can access SCC’s services directly and at no charge for the first five sessions.

Well Being Committee:

    It is imperative that House Staff in a position of responsibility, whether for patient care or other areas; not have their performance impaired by drugs, alcohol or other circumstances.  If you recognize that they have such a problem or feel they may be developing a problem or need advice concerning substance abuse, there is a Physician Rehabilitation Committee.  The committee functions on a confidential basis, members are knowledgeable about the subject and act as physician advocates, offering advice on sources of treatments and other aspects.

  •     Also note that we offer through the Texas Medical Association a 24 hour Hotline 1800-880-1640 or 1512-370-1640 a confidential program /advocate for physicians.

For access to the Well Being Committee contact Dr. Irvin Reiner, Chairman of the Physician Rehabilitation Committee. He can be contact by email.