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. Irvin.email@example.com