Wellness is very important to us here at UT Health San Antonio. We understand that in order to be the best physician you can be to take care of patients, it is important to have balance and understanding on all aspects of your life: personal, professional, financial, etc. We also understand that wellness goes beyond singular events and days off. That’s why we have integrated a focus on wellness in several aspects of our residency education.
Every block, each residency class will have a protected Wednesday evening as a class after Grand Rounds to spend time as a class, have social events sponsored by the residency program, catch up on appointments, errands, or have family time.
Yearly Directed Conference
During the course of the academic year, each residency class will divide up and have focused year-specific topics with different faculty members. These topics include: mentorship, time-management, loan-repayment, contracts, CV writing/editing, retirement, insurance.
Dedicated Wellness Days
Quarterly, instead of Grand Rounds, residents and faculty will get together for specific wellness events. These group events are crucial for camaraderie amongst residents and faculty. Past events have been paintball, top-golf, yoga, river-tubing, and much more.
Melissa A. Villanueva
Department of Emergency Medicine
Phone: (210) 567-4621
Mentorship opportunities with faculty
Clinical scheduling based on circadian rhythm
Dedicated wellness days
Annual off-site retreats
Resident trips to conferences and trainings
Alumni support and involvement through panel discussions, grand rounds, and mentorships
Team-based education opportunities and competitions
San Antonio’s cost of living is affordable, but you’ll still feel like you’re getting the best of city life when you train here. You can stay close to the Medical Center, where our campus resides, or find your best fit on the urban-to-rural spectrum of San Antonio’s neighborhoods.