In 2015/16, the WRC Wellness Committee held a Virtual Retreat where the current Wellness Program was evaluated and a new Wellness Model was developed to improve awareness of the importance of physician self-care and to implement strategies to promote resilience on an ongoing basis as an adjunct to support the WRC Wellness Week. Initially, focus groups were held to ascertain Wellness priorities. These focus groups included undergraduate medical students, postgraduate residents, Faculty, Executive and administrative staff. Next, informal consultation of all stakeholders was held via an online wellness link from the WRC Student + Resident Affairs Newsletter, a ‘Wellness Ideas Drop Box’, and a Wellness Pizza Lunch. A ‘virtual retreat’ was then held to collate ideas, and to create the new WRC Wellness Model, based on the stakeholder input.
The outcome of the WRC Wellness Virtual retreat is presented below through the new WRC Wellness Model, and the WRC Daily Wellness Strategy, which will provide a continuous presence and promotion of physician wellness.