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Resident & Fellow Wellbeing

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine is committed to supporting the wellbeing of our trainees and offer residents and fellows access to the following initiatives and resourcse.

Committee for Professional Health and Wellbeing

Residents and fellows from all specialties, either self-selected or elected by their departments, foster interdepartmental connectedness as part of the Committee for Professional Health and Wellbeing. Members join subcommittee groups to work collaboratively toward achieving different goals. Past initiatives have included department initiatives of wellness weeks, planning and hosting semi-annual social events, and identifying and resolving structural challenges such as creating more workspaces in the hospital for house staff.

Wellbeing Education for Residents and Fellows

We believe wellbeing education should be embedded into the protected time house staff have for didactic learning. To help our residents and fellows develop resilience skills, several of our graduate medical education programs devote time for wellbeing skill-building workshops included in resident’s clinical Core Competency Lecture series. Past topics have included burnout, time management, mistakes, compassion fatigue, cultivating a growth mindset, work–life integration, managing conflict, receiving feedback, facing loss, death and dying, and delivering bad news.

In addition, a narrative medicine workshop series and vulnerability series led by core faculty in the field of professional health and wellbeing are provided to promote engagement and interaction with our trainees.

For more information on wellbeing educational initiatives covered in the Core Competency Lecture series, please contact Wendy L. Kinzler, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education, at

Mental Health Consultation and Referral for House Staff

Steven Birnbaum, PhD
101 Hillside Ave, Suite D
Williston Park, NY, 11596

Dr. Birnbaum directs and serves as psychiatric consultant for house staff at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine.

To schedule an appointment, call or text 516-742-2730 or email on weekdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

If you have an urgent need outside of business hours, please go to the nearest emergency department or call the Corporate Counseling Associates 24/7 crisis helpline at 1-800-833-8707.

Benefits for Residents and Fellow

Learn more about the mental health benefits and competitive benefits and occupational health services that we offer to our house staff.