Resident Wellness

Residency can be a stressful time in one’s academic and professional career. Our department strives to provide residents with the resources and support needed to thrive throughout training and transition into independent practice.

Resident Benefits:

  • Snacks and drinks provided in resident lounges
  • Academic meeting travel support
  • Adherence to ACGME resident work hours policy
  • ARNP/ PAs to assist with patient care and clinics
  • Vacations: Three 1-week blocks per year

One 3-week block for PGY-1

  • 10 days of annual sick leave
  • Additional paid leave for serious medical issues/temporary disability
  • Parking adjacent to hospital
  • Discounted tickets to University of Florida athletic events

On-Site Resources:

  • Housestaff Gym – On-campus and free for resident physicians
  • Access to Resident Lounges stocked with healthy snacks and drinks
  • GatorAdvantage – same-day medical care on-campus
  • GatorCare – Insurance for you and your family at no cost to you
  • Employee assistance program
    • Free counseling for residents and your dependents
    • Free assistance with financial concerns
    • Free legal assistance
    • Online will preparation
    • And more!


  • Monthly, resident-led didactic sessions addressing resident-selected topics of interest
  • Resilience training
  • Leadership training (Senior resident curriculum)
  • Positive Culture Committee

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Social events
    • Department Annual Picnic
    • Annual Resident Research Day and Dinner
    • Charity Softball Tournament
    • Tailgates
    • University of Florida Sporting Events

Explore our Graduate Medical Education Resources page for more Housestaff benefits and perks!