The Office of Well-Being and Resilience

The Office of Well-being and Resilience believes that your professional and personal fulfillment are essential to the delivery of education, research, and patient care.

COVID-19 Well-Being Response:
The COVID-19 pandemic added new and unprecedented barriers to well-being - particularly for those in the healthcare field. In response, our efforts at the Office of Well-Being and Resilience (OWBR) shifted to address the immediate and emerging needs of our Mount Sinai community. See our toolkit to learn about how the OWBR expanded its efforts to support Mount Sinai Staff, Trainees and Students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our mission is to drive change by supporting initiatives that promote well-being and reconnect you with the meaning of your work.

Located in the Office of the Dean within the Icahn School of Medicine, the Office of Well-being and Resilience is dedicated to the health and well-being of students, trainees, researchers, and faculty across the Mount Sinai Health System. We want to hear your voice in order to learn what you need to experience professional fulfillment through your work. In partnership with many other programs across the system, we will share a variety of new and ongoing efforts to meet your needs. If there are ways in which we can aid in your professional fulfillment, we want to hear from you.

To ensure that your voice is heard, we distribute online well-being surveys on an ongoing basis, conduct focus groups, and meet regularly with Mount Sinai students, trainees, and faculty. Your responses will be confidential and will help us assess levels of engagement and burnout across the system. The surveys will help us assess our strengths as well as our shortcomings. Your feedback will also help us identify opportunities for resource improvement and create new initiatives.

We have adopted the model below based on what we believe to be the major components or contributors to your professional fulfillment. You will note that the elements which contribute to professional fulfilment are differentially sized to reflect what we believe to be the relative impact of these “drivers” on our ability to find fulfillment in our work.

One important feature of our model is the recognition that it is not incumbent on you as an individual to “get yourself well”. While we do encourage the development of your own individual resilience skills, we also recognize that much of what drives your well-being is located at the system-level.

We aim to connect you with support services to meet your wellbeing and mental health needs. We are invested in not only your professional growth but in your mental and physical health as well. We hope to help you feel empowered to not only dedicate yourself to your work but also to take good care of your minds, bodies, and spirits. Well-being is a shared responsibility. It is about easing the stress that keeps our students, residents and faculty from succeeding. We are here to help you along the way.

Our goal is to see you at your best, professionally and personally. The initiatives and resources that we provide with our partners are here to help you feel invigorated, engaged, and excited about our work with Mount Sinai.