As you know, a task force has been formed to explore wellness in our community and to reflect on the adequacy of well-being resources and mental health support for our trainees.
Directly impacting wellness in our learners is the larger community and country that we call home. We are living in a tense time; the media reports every day on escalating tension, more frequent bias-associated tragedies, and hate-filled rhetoric. The issues of bias, racism, xenophobia and misogyny directly impact our students, employees, faculty and patients as they impact everybody in our country.
We believe our work around wellness is intimately attached to our work around anti-racism, undoing bias, and promoting equity in our learning space and our clinical arenas. We write today to reaffirm our intent to address these intersecting issues.
We are committed to improving wellness in our profession and in our student body. We hope that you will join us in this effort and look forward to working closely with you as we move forward in this work.