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Postgraduate Medical Education

Learner Wellness

Learners have a multitude of individual program support structures to provide assistance when they are experiencing professional or personal challenges. Beyond these supports exists numerous resources that are available at McMaster and through professional associations.

Do you have concerns regarding your’s or someone’s well-being? Have you noticed a Learner experiencing clinical or academic difficulty? Have you or someone you know experienced mistreatment or harassment? Are you unsure what Learner supports are available?

Resident Affairs is not an urgent crisis service, however we have an open-door policy for Learners seeking guidance or a confidential space to discuss personal and professional challenges.

McMaster Resident Affairs

The mission of the Resident Affairs Office is to ensure the success of residents and fellows by promoting wellness and resilience and by helping address issues of concern in their professional and personal lives.

Resident Affairs provides confidential support for all residents and fellows, and assists Learners as they manage issues with or within their program, hospital, university or home. They will act as an advocate, and will support or represent the Learner requiring work place accommodations or further support.

The Resident Affairs Office is confidential, functioning at an arm’s length to the PGME office, Program Directors, and hospital administration. Learners may contact the office at any time.

Book an appointment with a Resident Affairs team member here

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