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INnovative Strategies to Promote Individual Resilience and Engagement

The Fort Worth Residency Program actively cultivates a culture that gives every one of our providers the opportunity to be the very best version of themselves. By fostering resiliency, we look to enable peak performance—not just in the moment, but as the norm.

As part of this abiding commitment, we have introduced a comprehensive program created specifically for our clinical staff. INSPIRE—Innovative Strategies to Promote Individual Resilience and Engagement—has been developed in partnership with Stanford University and enhanced to sustain and assist emergency medicine clinicians through on-site advocacy and guidance, corporate involvement and individual benefits. By mindfully adjusting the way we Introspectively view ourselves and interact with one another, we aim to alleviate stress and enhance adaptability, allowing our clinicians to remain in top form.

Our preventative program is designed to counter the emotional, mental and physical toll associated with the relentless pressures of the ED through:

Peer support
Mindful leadership
A healthy work environment
Tactical efficiencies
Lifestyle guidance
Values alignment

Ultimately, we look to shape a holistically engaging environment by providing our clinicians with the teaching, training, and tools they need to adapt and become more resilient. At each facility, a rigorously trained, peer-nominated INSPIRE lead acts as a Resilience Captain for our caregivers and ensures that our initiative is embraced and customized at the local level. Throughout the year INSPIRE tailors programs and resources that help support and cultivate a culture of emotional, mental, and physical wellness.

INSPIRE, however, is much more than a traditional wellness program – it is a deliberate cultural mindset – one that is shaped and reinforced by each of our providers and the values we exemplify.

Always time for fun…

All residency events at JPS are focused not only on training and education, but building camaraderie and team-work. Examples include:

Intern Orientation Month “Wellness” Weekend
Interns are given the last weekend of their July orientation month free from clinical duties to spend time together as a class before beginning their residency rotations in August.

R2 Retreat
PGY-2’s gather as a class each Spring to team-build and plan for the upcoming senior-year. Leadership training is emphasized as well as career planning topics including financial planning, CV development, and job-interview training. The retreat consists of an overnight stay at a hotel and dinner with faculty and residency leadership.

“EM:RAP™ Club”
Once monthly, residents gather at a faculty home to have dinner and review the prior month’s episode of this podcast in a journal club format.

Holiday Party
Residents gather each Winter at a faculty house for food, fun, and celebration.

Each June, the graduating senior class celebrates with friends, family, and faculty over dinner at a premier local restaurant.

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