Resident Wellness Committee (RWC)

BWH Radiology takes resident wellness seriously. We have several resident representatives that serve on a Resident Wellness Committee, with Danielle Richman, MD serving as the committee advisor. The committee oversees and organizes various wellness events.

Ongoing and past wellness activities include:

  • Annual Resident Retreat
  • Monthly resident social events (bike rides, ugly sweater party, pumpkin carving, etc.)
  • Annual Winter Doldrums/Wellness Week
  • Wellness Grand Rounds (Mental health speakers, Guided meditation, Guided reflections)

Wellness Related Publications and Presentations

  • Gaviola G, Kim J, Lopez J, Malone F, Martin G, Morales S, Koh S, Palma S, Uyeda J. Supporting Residents’ Well-being During the Covid-19 Pandemic. JHMSA. 2020;V2,I2.
  • Haber MA, Gaviola GC, Mann JR, Kim J, Malone FE, Matalon SA, Chikarmane SA, Uyeda JW. Reducing Burnout Among Radiology Trainees: A Novel Residency Retreat Curriculum to Improve Camaraderie and Personal Wellness – 3 Strategies for Success. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2020;49(2):89-95.
  • Gaviola G, Mann J, Haber MA, Kim J, Uyeda J. Blueprints for developing a resident wellness committee as a framework to address the 2017 update of the ACGME common program requirements: 5 impactful strategies for success. 67th Annual Meeting. Association of University Radiologists; 04/09-04/12; Baltimore, MD; 2019.
  • Guenette JP, Smith SE. Burnout: Job Resources and Job Demands Associated With Low Personal Accomplishment in United States Radiology Residents. Acad Radiol 2018;25:739-43.
  • Guenette JP, Smith SE. Burnout: Prevalence and Associated Factors Among Radiology Residents in New England With Comparison Against United States Resident Physicians in Other Specialties. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2017;209:136-41.
  • Haber MA, Matalon SA, Bay CP, Gaviola GC. A Team-Based Approach to Radiology Resident Case Conference to Improve Camaraderie Among Trainees. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2022 Sep 24:S0363-0188(22)00123-2.

Women in Radiology (WIR) Committee

The Women in Radiology group was founded in 2015 by several residents and faculty members. This organization is dedicated to networking, mentorship, skills development, community building, recruitment and promoting the success and ambition of female faculty, fellows and residents. We have annual funding from the department to host various events throughout the years. Annual functions include a Welcome event, End-of-Year celebration, “State of the Department Address” and Annual Keynote speakers. Past events include roundtable discussions and skill-based workshops on negotiation, creating a CV, work/life balance, coming back to work after maternity leave, family planning and more.

Women in Radiology (WIR) Committee

Resident Education Committee (REC)

The goal of the Resident Education Committee is to provide resident support and input into both radiology graduate medical education (GME) and undergraduate medical educations (UME). The REC works with the residency leadership to improve AM conference, enhance resident learning when on service, and improve our on-line learning platforms. The REC works with HMS radiology leadership to provide medical student mentoring, maintain/update medical student teaching content, and identify residents interested in teaching medical students. Additionally, the REC works to trial new educational initiatives and tools to support education within the department.

Resident Research Committee (RRC)

The Resident Research committee has been established for residents interested in any type of radiology research. This initiative is committed to creating a research and innovation-friendly environment for residents by simplifying the entire research process, and enabling residents to effortlessly identify and join ongoing projects that match their interests. Moreover, residents can easily enhance their research skills using the online resources, lectures, and bootcamps offered by this committee.