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Professional Fulfillment & Wellbeing

We strive to create a supportive environment for members of our community.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine values the wellbeing of our academic community. We understand that your wellbeing affects the quality and efficacy of your work, your sense of professional fulfillment, and the health of our institution.

Consistent with our mission to deliver world class education, research, and clinical care, we are committed to creating an environment that allows our community members to engage with their work and feel supported by the institution. We believe that the responsibility to “be well” does not fall solely on individuals and recognize that systemic efforts are essential.

Mental Health Benefits

MD students, residents, fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty at NYU Langone have access to an array of mental health benefits. Please contact nyubenefits@nyulangone.org with any questions regarding these benefits if you are on the NYU Langone payroll and have chosen one of the preferred provider organization plans from UnitedHealthcare. You can also contact United Behavioral Health, a part of UnitedHealthcare, at 877-294-1425.

If you’re on the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue house staff payroll, visit the Committee of Interns and Residents website for more information about benefits available to you.

24/7 Counseling

All students, staff, and faculty have access to Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA) counselors to help manage stress and cope with grief, relationship concerns, and caregiver burnout, among other needs. Counselors are available 24/7 to help you and your family members with emotional and practical support. Call 1-800-833-8707 or visit the CCA website (company code: NYULH) to learn more.

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program is a network of approximately 80 clinicians who have received training to provide emotional support to faculty and house staff during times of crisis, particularly after adverse medical events or critical incidents. Peer support is timely and confidential. We also connect those who are in need to long-term psychological support.

Our network of peer support clinicians (Kerberos ID and password required) spans all specialties across NYU Langone Health campuses in Manhattan, in Brooklyn, and on Long Island. If you or a colleague are in need of peer support, please speak to your department chair, service chief, or the contact for your location.

David L. Ginsberg, MD
Chief, Psychiatry Service
NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital
david.ginsberg@nyulangone.org

W. Gordon Frankle, MD
Chief, Psychiatry Service
NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
william.frankle@nyulangone.org

Marc S. Adler, MD
Chief Medical Officer
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
marc.adler@nyulangone.org

Gayle Irvin, RN
Senior Specialist in Organizational Effectiveness, NYU Langone Human Resources
gayle.irvin@nyulangone.org

Resilience Rounds

Authentic self-reflection on the emotional and mental challenges of practicing medicine is essential to mitigate burnout but is often overlooked. NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Resilience Rounds provide a safe space to examine these shared struggles together. During these rounds, medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty speak about their experiences on topics that include making mistakes, imposter syndrome, and rekindling personal purpose. Each session includes time for discussion. Anyone affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine is welcome to attend.

For more information about Resilience Rounds, please contact Annie Robinson, senior manager of professional fulfillment and wellbeing for undergraduate and graduate medical education, at annie.robinson@nyulangone.org.

Ombuds Program

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Ombuds Program is a neutral, confidential, and informal resource to help MD students, residents, fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty address and resolve education, training, and workplace conflicts. Ombuds are formally trained to facilitate fair and equitable resolutions to work- or training-related questions, concerns, and complaints. Ombuds do not disclose the identity of anyone who seeks their help nor do they report issues to the institution. Rather, they offer professional, neutral guidance for those seeking off-the-record confidential consultation about how to resolve a workplace-, education-, or training-related issue. Learn more about the Ombuds Program (Kerberos ID and password required).

Additional Resources

We offer additional resources, educational programming, and community initiatives to support MD students, residents, fellows, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty through the challenges of working in healthcare. We hope these wellbeing initiatives foster camaraderie and help you remain connected with the meaning of this work.