Mini-Fellowship in Wellness Leadership

Apply for the 2024 cohort here.

Mini-Fellowship in Wellness Leadership 

The goal of this mini-fellowship is to provide Emergency Medicine residents with the knowledge and skills to effect positive change in the areas of well-being, resilience, and engagement at their programs and institutions. 

This mini-fellowship will take place over the course of one year. It will begin with a half-day workshop held during the CORD Academic Assembly 2023 and continue with a series of online journal clubs/didactics facilitated by faculty members of the CORD Resilience Committee. Each resident will be responsible for the development of a longitudinal wellness project with guidance from the mini-fellowship leadership and their mentors. All mini-fellowship residents will be included as members of the CORD Resilience Committee and encouraged to participate in projects sponsored by the Committee. Graduation from the program will take place at the CORD Academic Assembly in 2024.

By the end of this mini-fellowship, residents will be able to: 

  • Understand and explain basic concepts relevant to wellness, including but not limited to resilience, mindfulness, positive psychology, burnout, and second victim syndrome/second trauma phenomenon.

  • Reflect on their own styles (leadership, communication), beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses and understand how these facets of themselves affect their own wellness and how they might ameliorate any problems they find.

  • Develop a plan for change management at their own institution, both current and future

2023-2024 Leadership

Laryssa Patti, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine     

Ryan Bodkin, MD
University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital
Department of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Director, MentorshipChristine Stehman, MD    

Mentors are solicited from CORD membership (mainly from the Resilience Committee) and will provide guidance to the fellow on creating and implementing their project.  

2021-2022 Mentors:

Kristen Babiak
Nicole Battaglioli
Ryan Bodkin
Arlene Chung
Chris Fowler
AJ Geib
Rachel Gershaw
Andy Grock
Greg Guldner
Aarti Jain

Annahieta Kalantieri
Sorabh Khandelwal
Simiao Li-Sauerwine
Jennifer Mitzman
Katie Rebillot
Carolyn Sachs
Brad Stone
Loice Swisher
Ramin Tabatabai
Zach Testo

Fellowship Alumni (Mentors):

Meredith Busman
Megan Gillespie 
Noella Richman 

Meeting Commitments:

  1. Half-Day Introductory Workshop at CORD AA 2024

  1. Virtual Journal Club Series 
  • Following the half-day workshop at the CORD AA 2023, residents will be expected to attend a series of online virtual journal clubs in which they will interact with faculty of the CORD Resilience Committee to discuss important topics in Wellness and Resilience by reviewing important articles on those topics. Each journal club will be followed by a facilitated roundtable discussion of the residents’ progress on their longitudinal projects. Sessions will occur in the evening (8 PM - 9:30/10 PM EST) on the third Tuesday of every other month. Sessions will be hosted virtually.  
  • Dates for 2024-2025 Virtual sessions: TBD
  1. CORD AA 2025 to present innovation abstract.  

For more information about the fellowship, please click here.

Residents must be rising seniors anticipated to graduate in June 2025. More than one resident from each residency program may apply. Eight to ten residents will be chosen for participation, with four alternates. A program fee of $100 will be collected at the time of acceptance into the course.

Please email or a member of the fellowship leadership team (see above) with any questions.