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Resident and Fellow Wellness

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Rocky riding a bike The UToledo Office of Resident and Fellow Wellness exists to provide trainees and their families with the support and resources needed to protect their well-being and mental health.

The Associate Dean for GME is an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Shaza Aouthmany, who oversees the GME wellness opportunities, which include facilitating access to medical and mental health services as well as providing ongoing wellness programming. Individual residents and fellows can reach out to her at any time as a first stop in identifying the best resources.

Dr. Aouthmany is also available to program directors and faculty who might benefit from input on how best to support the well-being of their residents. Please reach out to Dr. Aouthmany to discuss options for wellness programming and support at

The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that residents and fellows remain physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy while completing their training program. Residency can be an inherently stressful time, and it is important to know about resources so you can take care of yourself to ensure you get the most out of your educational experience. 

We welcome any suggestions to improve or expand our programs. 

Remember, if you see someone suffering, say something. You may save a career or even a life.

Mental and Emotional Wellness: 

Counseling Serivces: 

Physical Wellness:

Social Wellness: 

Nutritional Wellness

Lactation Sites at UTMC, TTH and Flower Hospital: 

  • Toledo Hospital: Martindale Atrium (Outside of the ED) and on the Legacy 3rd floor on the C elevator alcove 
    • There are two Mamava Lactation Pods. One is located on the outside of the Emergency Department and the other is located on the 3rd floor Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is a private space for breast pumping, but mothers will need to bring their own supplies for breast pumping. Mothers should label their milk and those can be placed in the resident lounge on the 2nd floor in Toledo Hospital.

      *If the location of the refrigerator is too far to locate, please connect with your program director for other options. If you cannot connect with program director, please contact the GME office.

  • Flower Hospital: Located within the LDRP
  • University of Toledo Medical CenterDowling Hall Room 0254 and Dowling Hall Room 2319
  • Health Science Campus: A lactation room has been designated on the 1st floor of the Mulford Library Building in the Student Services Suite. Access to the Lactation Room can be requested at the Student Service Center reception counter between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for observed holidays). The room is available to all students, faculty and staff and is operating on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. Signage is on the door to indicate if the room is occupied or vacant and a kitchen is located directly across the hall to wash supplies. The room is equipped with a refrigerator and is secured at all times. If you need repeated access to the room, please contact or call 419.383.4055 to make arrangements.

Financial Planning

Handling Finances During Residency

An Introduction to Personal Finance for Residents

  • Watch this video on Resident Financial Literacy by Dr. Joseph Silvestri:

Family Assistance and Child Care Options:


University of Toledo Benefits: 


Well Toolkit

  1. Depression (Presentation, PDF)
  2. Fatigue (Presentation, PDF) + Resources & Screening Tools
  3. Substance Use (Presentation, PDF) 
  4. Suicide (Presentation, PDF)
  5. Burnout (Presentation, PDF)


This new suite of resources designed to promote well-being among residents, fellows, faculty members, and others in the GME community is now available. Visit the website here.

UToledo Rocket Wellness

The Rocket Wellness team is dedicated to serving UToledo employees through a variety of programming and engagement strategies.

Learn more about Rocket Wellness


Last Updated: 7/15/24